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Fresno, CA – A Fresno County crash results in one death and seven injuries, including four children

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FRESNO, CA – The California Highway Patrol reported that following a two-vehicle collision in Fresno County on Wednesday morning, one woman died and three adults and four children suffered major to critical injuries.

According to CHP officials, the CHP was called to a serious injury crash on Jefferson Avenue and Clovis Avenue at at 10:00 a.m. According to a preliminary inquiry, a Chevy Malibu with just the driver inside was driving south on Clovis Avenue. For unknown circumstances, a Mercedes Benz with three adults and four children inside was either heading north on Clovis Avenue, doing a u-turn in front of the Malibu, or was traveling south on Jefferson Avenue when it crossed immediately in front of the Malibu.

Officers claim that the Malibu hit the Mercedes broadside, on the right side. Everyone in the cars suffered significant to critical injuries in the incident, and one adult female was found dead on the scene. While the other two suffered serious injuries and were sent to a nearby hospital, two of the children in the Mercedes are currently in extremely critical condition. They were between the ages of two and four.

The Fresno County Fire Department responded to the location to help two people who were trapped in a Mercedes and needed “Jaws of Life.” According to CHP, they are also in severe condition. Major injuries were sustained by the other adults involved, including the Malibu’s driver.

Alcohol and narcotics were not a factor in this accident, according to CHP, but rather a mistake on the part of the driver of the Mercedes, which was overloaded with two passengers and lacking two car seats for two of the kids. They don’t know if the kids were on the adults’ laps or on the seats, which may have been a big role. Fog was not a part in the event, according to the police. It was important for the victims’ transportation because the fog prevented the use of helicopters to transfer the casualties.

Auto Accident Lawyers in Fresno

Hundreds of thousands of people sustain injuries across the state of California each and every year due to serious car accidents. Oftentimes, only minor injuries result from these wrecks. However, a substantial amount of collisions result in severe or life-threatening injuries that require expensive and extensive medical treatment. Car accidents are often unforeseeable, life-altering events. These painful injuries have an overwhelming impact on the health and wellbeing of victims. Not only are they left to deal with immense pain and suffering, but the financial burdens victims and their families face are often overwhelming. Having to go through months of therapy, extensive treatment, and several surgeries can have serious consequences on victims for many years after their accidents.  

As a result of the mental, physical, and financial consequences victims face, courts throughout California provide victims with various legal options that they can utilize to obtain compensation from at-fault parties. 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 traffic accident lawyer in Fresno as 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.

Fresno Wrongful Death Attorneys

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 wrongful death lawyers at Torem & Associates have helped thousands of people throughout 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 our clients with aggressive and trusted 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 recovery. If you’ve been injured in a collision, and you believe a negligent driver caused your accident, contact our personal injury law firm in Fresno at (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 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 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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