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Fresno County, CA – CHP reports two people killed in crash in Fresno County

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FRESNO COUNTY, CA – The California Highway Patrol is looking into a collision they claim killed a man and a woman this afternoon on a country road in Fresno County. Two people died in this tragedy, and the adjacent neighbors said there needs to be action taken because tragic incidents at North and DeWolf avenues happen frequently.

The two occupants of the sedan—possibly in their 20s—were killed instantly on contact, according to CHP Sergeant Christopher Swanberg. The Nissan Altima was stopped at the stop sign for Dewolf when the Freightliner was going east on North Avenue. For whatever reason, the Altima’s driver veered into the intersection and then directly in front of the Freightliner.

According to CHP officers, they don’t think alcohol or drugs were a factor in today’s collision.

Fatal Car Accident Attorneys in Fresno

Each year, over 3,400 people die in automobile accidents in California. Even though most vehicle accidents are preventable, we continue to witness the effects they have on families in our state. 

Over 80% of accidents are caused by reckless or negligent driving on the part of another driver. The most common causes of collisions in our state are drunk driving, reckless driving, speeding, distracted driving, and ignoring traffic control devices.

Families of those killed are often left to deal with overwhelming mental and emotional consequences while trying to pick up the pieces of their lives and move forward.

Fresno Wrongful Death Lawyers

As if grieving over the loss of a loved one wasn’t difficult enough, many families have to spend tens of thousands of dollars to cover funeral expenses. When victims are killed in accidents resulting from the negligence of others, it is extremely important for their families to contact a wrongful death attorney in Fresno as soon as possible. Although no amount of compensation can ever take away a family’s pain and suffering, it can assist grieving families in covering burial and funeral expenses and alleviate the impact of lost wages moving forward.

In nearly four decades of experience, Fresno car accident attorneys at Torem & Associates have helped thousands of victims and their families hold wrongdoers accountable and get the justice they deserve for their loved ones. At our law firm, we are committed to helping our clients deal with a loss in a way that allows them to focus on moving forward. Our mission is to ensure that families’ legal rights and best interests are protected. If your loved one was killed in a collision due to negligence, give our personal injury attorneys in California a call at (888) 500-5000 to learn how we can help. We are available to meet with you and 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 Fresno County.  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 County 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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