A 33-year-old man identified as Felipe G. was killed after a deadly multi-vehicle traffic collision near Ashlan Avenue on Saturday morning, August 14.
According to the initial reports from local authorities, the crash took place on Highway 99 near Ashlan Avenue at approximately 8:15 a.m. Garay was driving a Honda Civic on the southbound lanes of Highway 99 when he collided with a Caltrans sweeper that was cleaning the center median.
After the initial collision, the Civic spun out of control and veered into the other lane, where it collided with a big rig and a 2014 Thomas school bus. The school bus did not have any children inside at the time of the accident. The Honda Civic driver was seriously injured from the mishap.
He was rushed to Community Regional Center, where he was, unfortunately, later pronounced dead. It’s unclear whether drugs or alcohol were a factor in the crash. Local authorities are further investigating the cause of the accident.
Fatal Multi-Vehicle Collision Statistics
Car accidents happen more often than you think. According to the National Highway Traffic Administration, every 60 seconds, a car accident happens somewhere in the U.S. This means that around 5.25 million car accidents occur in the United States each year. Every year, at least 6 million traffic accidents occur in the United States. In 2019, there were around 33,244 fatal motor vehicle crashes, resulting in 36,096 deaths.
In this case, the fatal multi-vehicle collision took place. A multi-vehicle accident usually begins with a two-vehicle collision. If the first collision causes secondary collisions, resulting in a chain reaction, the overall accident is referred to as a multi-vehicle or chain-reaction collision. According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), multi-vehicle accidents account for less than 10% of all collisions in a given year, but they result in a disproportionate number of fatalities.
Wrongful Death Attorney for Victims of Fatal Multi-Vehicle Collisions in Fresno County
Victims of fatal car accidents can be of any age. They frequently obey the law and even wear seatbelts and practice defensive driving for their safety. Unfortunately, every year in California, several hundred people are involved in major car accidents. Whatever the cause of your loved one’s fatal car accident, a fatal car accident lawyer can provide you with invaluable advice on what to do next.
If you have lost a loved one from a deadly multi-vehicle collision, you can rely on our attorneys at Arash Law. They can serve as a reliable legal guide as you are going through this tough time. We will also ensure that you receive the compensation that you rightfully deserve by vigorously negotiating with insurance companies. You can reach our law firm at (888) 488-1391 to schedule a free consultation with one of our car accident attorneys if you are looking for an attorney to represent you in your case.