[03-31-2024] Fresno County, CA – Several People Hospitalized After Pursuit Led to Reckless Two-Vehicle Collision Near Van Ness

[03-31-2024] Several People Hospitalized After Pursuit Led to Reckless Two-Vehicle Collision Near Van NessSeveral people were hospitalized following a reckless two-vehicle collision in downtown Fresno on Sunday evening, March 31, 2024.

According to the Fresno Police Department, the incident occurred around 7:40 p.m. near Van Ness and Fulton.

A stolen vehicle occupied by two teens allegedly failed to stop at a red light. Nearby officers pursued the vehicle before losing track of it.

The stolen vehicle later collided with another vehicle carrying a 17-year-old and two women. All three complained of pain and were transported to a hospital in an unknown condition.

The two teenagers inside the stolen vehicle were also hospitalized. It is unclear if they suffered injuries.

The authorities have not released further information about the collision.

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What Should You Do in Case of a Fresno Car Accident?

First, you should check on all passengers, drivers, and pedestrians involved. If they need medical help, call for an ambulance immediately. Make sure that you don’t move anyone who is unconscious or reports back or neck pain unless their life is in imminent danger, for example, from a fire or oncoming traffic. Since car accidents are unexpected, you also need to do the following:

  1. Call the police to report any deaths, injuries, or substantial property damage. Get the names and badge numbers of the officers who are at the scene of the accident. Later, you need to call the police department and request an accident report.
  2. Take pictures of all parties involved, including their driver’s licenses and insurance cards, as well as their vehicles. Do not forget to capture any visible damages, skid marks, and the vehicles’ points of rest.
  3. Take note of the street names, traffic lights, and signs.
  4. Talk to the witnesses and obtain their phone numbers and addresses.
  5. Preserve evidence by taking pictures of your injuries.
  6. Seek medical attention, even if you feel like your injuries are minor.
  7. Call our injury law firm’s California reckless driving accident lawyer for a free case review. We can determine whether your case has merit, secure accident reports and other important documents for you, assist in negotiating with insurance companies, and assist you in filing a personal injury claim if necessary.

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Reckless Driving Accident Statistics

Automobile crashes are the leading cause of unintentional deaths and injuries in the US. Every year, car accidents claim the lives of two million people and injure ten million more.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration defines reckless driving as “willful disregard” for the safety of other road users. The NHTSA also recorded 11,258 fatalities caused by speeding in 2020. In Fresno, 1,564 crashes either resulted in injuries or fatalities, according to data from the Transportation Injury Mapping System in 2023.

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