Multi-Vehicle Accident Fatality Near Fresno

 Multi-Vehicle Accident Fatality Near Fresno

Multi-Vehicle Accident Fatality Near Fresno

I’m Ed Smith, a Fresno car accident lawyer. A man was driving his vehicle in northeast Fresno during the morning of Sunday, March 4, 2018. Sadly, the man was involved in a multi-vehicle accident that caused him to sustain fatal injuries.

I would like to send my thoughts and prayers to the friends and family of the man during their time of grief and loss.

Accident Details

A 35-year-old man was driving his 2004 Ford westbound along Highway 168 in the vicinity of the Highway 180 transition ramp shortly after 2:00 am. For unknown reasons, the man lost control of his vehicle, drifted off the roadway and struck a concrete wall. A 47-year-old Porterville man driving a 2015 Ford was approaching the area of the initial collision and was unable to avoid the crashed vehicle ahead. The right front-end of the 2015 Ford collided with the left rear-end of the 2004 Ford, resulting in a chain-reaction crash involving two additional vehicles.

Nature of Injuries

Emergency personnel was needed at the scene of the accident to render immediate aid. Paramedics transported the motorist of the 2004 Ford to the Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno for treatment of serious injuries. Unfortunately, the man succumbed to his injuries during hospitalization.

Identity of Victim

The victim of the fatal accident has not yet been identified by authorities due to pending family notification.

What Caused the Accident?

Authorities have not yet determined an exact cause of the car accident due to ongoing investigation. Typically, a Traffic Collision Report by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) takes one to two weeks to be processed.

Wrongful Death Lawsuits

The sudden loss of someone you love is a devastating, heart-wrenching experience. The grieving process can be emotionally draining, especially if financial difficulties surface. The surviving family members of a deceased party can pursue compensation by filing a wrongful death claim in a civil court to recover from the following damages:

If you feel that your loved one lost their life as a result of an accident caused by another party’s negligence, it is important to discuss your options with an experienced Fresno wrongful death lawyer.

Fresno Car Accident Lawyer

I’m Ed Smith, a Fresno car accident lawyer. Accidents involving multiple vehicles oftentimes lead to life-altering consequences. If a car accident has caused you or someone you love to suffer serious injuries, please call me at (559) 377-7676 or (800) 404-5400 for free, friendly advice.

Since 1982, I’ve assisted Fresno families in obtaining fair compensation with their cases involving traumatic injuries and wrongful death.

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I am a California member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, an association of U.S. trial lawyers who have been awarded $1 million dollar verdicts through settlements or verdicts for their clients.

To learn more on the results of my prior cases, please visit my Past Verdicts and Settlements page.

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