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Shaver Lake, CA – Officer killed while riding bike near Shaver Lake

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SHAVER LAKE, CA – According to the Fresno Police Department, a Fresno police officer was killed in a crash on Saturday morning while riding his bike.

After an accident near Shaver Lake on Saturday, officers announced the death of Officer Steve Hunt. Since 1989, Officer Hunt had served with the Fresno Police Department. Police officials described Officer Hunt as a passionate and dedicated officer.

“The family, the department, and the community he so proudly served will miss Steve,” wrote Fresno Police Chief Paco Balderrama in a statement.

As of now, no other details about the crash have been released by authorities.

Pedestrian Fatalities in Shaver Lake

Each year, roughly 6,000 pedestrians lose their lives in traffic-related incidents throughout the United States. About 15% of fatal pedestrian accidents happen right here in California. In spite of the fact that state legislators strive to protect pedestrians while sharing roads with drivers, they continue to be victimized daily. 

In many cases, pedestrians are struck by vehicles operated by impaired, inattentive, and impulsive drivers. You can make every effort to be vigilant about the safety of those with whom you share the roadway, however, there is no promise that others are going to show you the same consideration.

Any car accident has the ability to cause catastrophic injuries for those involved. Pedestrian accidents put victims at a higher risk of suffering injuries given the fact that they are unprotected against the force of vehicles. 

Shaver Lake Wrongful Death Attorneys

Even though losing a loved one is challenging under any circumstance, knowing that your loved one lost their life in an accident that could have been prevented just makes the situation even more devastating. When victims lose their lives in preventable pedestrian accidents, their families can contact a wrongful death attorney in Shaver Lake for legal advice.

The Shaver Lake pedestrian accident attorneys at Torem & Associates have nearly 40-years of experience providing trusted and effective legal representation to families throughout California who have lost loved ones in preventable accidents due to the negligence of others. 

While it can seem as though no amount of money can even alleviate the overwhelming pain and suffering families endure after a tragic loss, having compensation available to cover the costs of funeral services and the financial burdens families endure from lost wages can help grieving families move forward. 

If your loved one lost their life in a preventable accident, contact our personal injury attorneys in California at (888) 500-5000 to discuss legal options available to help you recover.

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 Shaver Lake.  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 Shaver Lake 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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