Fresno, CA – CHP: A head-on collision involving a car killed a bicyclist.
FRESNO, CA – The California Highway Patrol has confirmed that a biker who was killed in a head-on accident with a sports car.
Around 19580 Watts Valley Road in Fresno County, at 10:20 on Sunday, Fresno CHP units responded to the deadly collision.
According to reports, a Fresno lady in her 50s was traveling west on Watts Valley Road on a bicycle when she crashed head-on with a 45-year-old man driving an Acura NSX that police claim was traveling on the opposite side of the road. The Acura’s driver was traveling east when he attempted to curve, straying into the westbound lane and directly into the path of the cyclist.
According to the police, the car hit the bicyclist head-on.
Authorities said the driver of the Acura waited at the site and cooperated as the bicyclist was declared dead at the scene.
Although the motorist is not suspected of having used drugs or alcohol, they could still be charged with vehicular manslaughter, according to officials.
California Wrongful Death Lawyers
Pedestrian accidents claim the lives of more than 900 people annually in California. These accidents have increased dramatically over the past decade as more people are heading out to travel on foot. Regardless of the number of safety measures and laws put in place to protect those walking, jogging, and running along our roads, we continue to see people lose their lives at an alarming rate. In fact, the total pedestrian fatality rate in California is around 25% higher than the national average, presenting a real problem for our residents.
In many cases, pedestrians are struck by vehicles operated by distracted, impaired, and reckless drivers. Although we can be vigilant to protect others who are sharing the road, there is no guarantee that other motorists are going to take us into consideration while driving. As a result, we see numerous people fatally injured in accidents in California that could have been prevented. These accidents often have an overwhelming impact on families who are left to endure the mental, physical, and financial challenges of an unexpected loss.
Fresno Pedestrian Crash Attorneys
When victims are killed in auto accidents as a result of another person’s actions, it is crucial that their families contact a wrongful death attorney in Fresno as soon as possible. Surviving relatives may be entitled to compensation to help alleviate the costs they face moving forward after enduring an unexpected loss. Unlike other types of personal injury lawsuits, wrongful death claims are filed in civil court by surviving relatives to recover compensation to alleviate the costs of funeral arrangements, recover lost wages, and obtain compensation for various other economic and non-economic losses.
Working with a knowledgeable legal team can improve your chances of recovering after enduring the unexpected loss of a loved one. Fresno pedestrian accident attorneys at Torem & Associates have extensive experience helping families recover after losing loved ones in preventable accidents.
If your loved one lost their life in a preventable accident, contact our Fresno wrongful death lawyers at your earliest convenience by calling (888) 500-5000 to discuss legal options available to help you recover.
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