[05-11-2024] Fresno County, CA – Two People Killed After Pursuit Led to Motorcycle Vs. Vehicle Collision in Old Fig Garden

[05-11-2024] Two People Killed After Pursuit Led to Motorcycle Vs. Vehicle Collision in Old Fig GardenTwo people were killed after a pursuit led to a motorcycle vs. vehicle collision in Old Fig Garden, Fresno County, in the early hours of Saturday, May 11, 2024.

According to the Freno Police Department, the deadly incident happened at around 1:30 a.m. at the intersection of Ashlan Avenue and Maroa Avenue.

FPD stated that Fresno County Sheriff’s deputies tried to pull over a motorcyclist for recklessly driving around the area. The rider sped up to avoid them instead, resulting in a police pursuit. The chase only came to an end when the rider crashed into an innocent sedan at the intersection at a high rate of speed.

Police confirmed that both the motorcyclist and the sedan driver were killed as a result of the crash. The deceased were later identified as 25-year-old James B., the rider, and 60-year-old Juan J., the driver. Both of them were from Fresno, said the police.

The intersection was blocked off for several hours as a precaution.

Additional information was not immediately available. The authorities are still investigating and talking to witnesses.

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What Should You Do After A Fresno County 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. You can rely on us to determine whether your case has merit, secure accident reports and other critical documents for you, assist with insurance negotiations, and help with filing a personal injury claim.


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 County, 968 speed-related crashes either resulted in injuries or fatalities, according to data from the latest OTS Crash Rankings Results.

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