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Fresno, CA – A crash involving 7 vehicles resulted in one person being injured; utility poles were downed

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FRESNO, CA – According to the California Highway Patrol, a sweeper truck driver fell asleep behind the wheel and crashed into another vehicle.

Seven cars were involved in the crash, which resulted in downed utility poles. According to officials, a sweeper truck rear-ended a van at a red light on Clovis Avenue near Highway 99, continuing inside a utility pole and downing some power lines. Officers on the scene said the sweeper truck driver lost consciousness and fell asleep behind the wheel, causing the crash. An additional driver who witnessed the accident tried to drive around the scene, but ended up driving into the downed wires and pulling down a second utility pole.

As a result, additional wires fell on four other vehicles, making a total of seven vehicles involved in the incident. There was a report of an injury to the driver of the van. At this time, there have been no reports of other injuries.

There is an ongoing investigation into this matter.

California Car Accident Lawyers

Each year, hundreds of thousands of people are injured in auto collisions within the state of California. While many accidents cause only minor injuries to those involved, a significant percentage of accidents cause life-altering injuries, like brain trauma and spinal cord injuries, that require extensive medical treatment. These painful injuries have a detrimental effect on the health and wellbeing of victims. 

Not only are these victims left to deal with pain and suffering, but the economic burdens that they and their families face are often considerable. Being forced to go through extensive medical treatment, months of physical therapy, and repeat surgeries can have stacking consequences on victims for many years after their accident. 

As a result of the mental, physical, and financial repercussions victims face, courts throughout California provide victims with various legal curatives that they can utilize to obtain financial compensation from at-fault parties. 

Fresno Personal Injury Lawyers

Filing a personal injury claim enables those harmed to collect full and fair compensation for medical treatment, long-term care costs, lost wages, and more. Reaching out to a car accident attorney in Fresno soon as possible can ensure your legal rights are protected. A reputable attorney will be able to review the circumstances surrounding your accident to determine the most effective legal approach for you.

Working with a skilled and aggressive legal team in the aftermath of your crash can make an enormous difference in your ability to recover. Since 1983, Fresno personal injury attorneys at Torem & Associates have helped thousands of people throughout Los Angeles County and southern California protect their legal rights after being harmed in accidents caused by negligent and reckless drivers. Our attorneys are committed to helping our clients get the justice they truly deserve after suffering mental, physical, and financial damages as a result of another person’s negligence. 

We provide assertive and reliable legal representation to ensure our clients are in the best position possible to move forward, get the medical treatment they need for their injuries, and recover. If you’ve been injured in a collision, and you believe a negligent driver caused your accident, contact our personal injury law firm in California (888) 500-5000 to see how we can help you.

Note: Our team of writers utilizes secondary sources when creating these posts.  These sources include but are not limited to local news reports, police accident reports, and eyewitness accounts about serious injury accidents in the Fresno.  For that reason, the details surrounding the incident have not been independently verified by our team of writers.  If you locate any information that is not correct in our post, please contact our firm right away so that we correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available.  

Disclaimer: Our firm, Torem & Associates, has worked hard to become valued members of the local business community.  We write these posts as a way to bring awareness to the dangers of driving or being a passenger in any type of automobile accident. We hope that through awareness, people will use additional caution when out on the roadways in the Fresno and throughout California to prevent being seriously injured in a crash. This post is not intended to be a solicitation for business. The information provided in this post is meant to be informational and is not intended to be misconstrued as legal or medical advice. The photos used in the post are not representative of the actual accident scene. 


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