[05-11-2023] Fresno County, CA – One Killed, Three Injured After Two-Vehicle Collision Near Millerton Lake

[05-11-2023] One Killed, Three Injured After Two-Vehicle Collision Near Millerton LakeOne person was killed, and three were injured after a two-vehicle collision near Millerton Lake, Fresno County, late Thursday afternoon, May 11, 2023.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the fatal collision happened around 5:15 p.m. along Millerton Road near Winchell Cove Road.

A Toyota Tundra swerved from its lane and struck the left side of the Toyota Rav-4 heading eastbound.

The 29-year-old Rav-4 driver died, while his two passengers suffered life-threatening injuries. The other driver sustained minor injuries.

All three injured were transported to a nearby hospital. Their current conditions remain unknown.

The authorities are currently investigating the fatal collision.

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Notable Accident Lawyers in Fresno

The victim’s family may sue the negligent driver if their loved one was killed or seriously injured. You might want to speak with a personal injury attorney if you sustained injuries in a car accident that wasn’t your fault.

During this free consultation, one of our experienced lawyers will review your case, discuss the next steps, and discuss the factors that may influence the final settlement amount.

Our notable Fresno car accident lawyers at Arash Law, led by Arash Khorsandi Esq., have the recognition and vast experience to advocate for accident victims, with awarded compensation totaling $500 million as of yet.

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What to Do After a Car Accident

We cannot predict car accidents, but we can prepare for them. Keeping a checklist in your glove compartment lets you stay calm after an accident. It can guide you on what to do, what to avoid, and how to protect your rights. You can follow these guidelines:

  • Stay calm and remain at the scene to ensure safety. You should check yourself for injuries before helping others.
  • Get to a safe location and wait for the authorities. Pull over any vehicles that cannot move to the side of the road. To prevent further collisions, activate your hazard lights.
  • Call 911 to report your collision. Unless the accident was minor, there were no injuries, and there was no property damage, call the police. The police can investigate the situation by questioning potential witnesses and collecting evidence.
  • Exchange information with all parties involved. Document everything, from your injuries to the weather, road conditions, and the vehicle that hit you.
  • Do not admit fault under any circumstances, even to the police. Give the police officer an honest account of events.
  • Seek medical attention. See a specialist or your primary care physician as soon as possible. Receiving immediate medical care can lessen the severity of injuries.
  • Report it to your insurance company. Insurance companies in California have different deadlines for reporting accidents.
  • Contact insurance adjusters. You can talk to a claims adjuster, but only share the necessary information with them. You should consult a lawyer before accepting a settlement offer or providing a recorded statement to an insurance company.
  • Create a file. Gather and file all paperwork related to the incident, such as the police report, medical bills, details about the other driver, and plans for treating any injuries, in a case file.
  • Seek immediate legal counsel from a notable California accident lawyer.
Fatal Two-Vehicle Accident Statistics

Accidents involving automobiles are the leading cause of accidental deaths and injuries in the United States. Two million people die yearly, and ten million are injured in automobile accidents.

According to the National Safety Council, traffic fatalities nationwide increased by 8.3% in 2020. A total of 46,980 deaths caused by motor-vehicle accidents were recorded in 2021.

There were 39,107 people killed in car accidents in the United States in 2019. Unfortunately, that figure rose to 42,338 by 2020.

A total of 3,847 people died in California traffic accidents in 2020. One-car accidents accounted for 2,260 deaths, or 59% of the total toll. Collisions involving multiple vehicles accounted for 1,587 (or 41%) of all fatalities.

Two vehicles were involved in most collisions (72% of all collisions, 71% of collisions that caused injuries, and 77% of all injuries). Angle collisions caused the most fatalities and injuries, with roughly 8,000 in 2020.

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