An unidentified motorcyclist was killed after getting struck by a truck in Fresno on Tuesday evening, January 26.
The deadly accident occurred at approximately 6:00 p.m. on East Ashlan Avenue near Cedar Avenue.
The motorcyclist was reportedly struck by a truck that was attempting to turn towards a nearby shopping center.
The motorcycle rider sustained serious injuries from the accident. He was rushed to the Community Regional Medical Center but was, unfortunately, later pronounced dead.
The driver of the truck remained at the scene and cooperated with the police. The truck driver claimed that he was unable to notice the motorcyclist.
Additional details about the accident are unavailable at the moment. Local authorities are currently investigating the accident.
Fatal Motorcycle Accident Statistics
Motorcycle accidents can often lead to catastrophic and even devastating results. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s National Center for Statistics and Analysis, approximately 5,286 motorcyclists were killed in the U.S. in 2016.
Motorcycle riders are encouraged to dress appropriately and wear a helmet every time they ride their motorcycle to prevent fatal injuries. Wearing helmets were estimated to be 37% effective in preventing motorcycle deaths. Some of the common causes of motorcycle accidents are distracted driving, speeding, drunk driving, reckless driving, bad weather, wrong-way driving, and failure to observe traffic laws.
After a motorcycle accident, you likely have a lot of pressing questions. You might have serious injuries that require immediate medical attention. You may wake up in the hospital days after the crash, dazed and confused. No matter your circumstances, know that you can speak to an attorney regarding your injuries and property damage right away. The sooner you consult with an attorney, the better.
Fresno County Wrongful Death Attorney for Victims of Fatal Motorcycle Accidents
While the investigation is on-going, the victim’s family is entitled to pursue a wrongful death claim. Through the wrongful death claim, families can seek compensation for the damages (such as loss of companionship, pain, suffering, and emotional distress) that the tragic incident has caused them. The stress and sorrow following a loved one’s death due to an accident can be too overwhelming. Professional wrongful death attorneys can stay updated on the official investigation on behalf of the family while ensuring that their client’s legal rights and best interests are protected.
Not every motorcycle accident victim walks away. Motorcyclists are much more likely to experience fatal injuries in a crash than passengers of other motor vehicles. If your loved one recently passed away in a motorcycle accident, first, we offer our sincere condolences. Members of our legal team from Arash Law know firsthand what it’s like to lose family members, spouses, and children. We understand how devastating a life cut short can be and want to extend our legal experience to aid you and your family during this difficult time. We want to help you file a wrongful death claim.
Whether a motorcycle crash led to your severe injuries and disability or the death of a family member, contact us. Call (888) 488-1391 to schedule your free consultation anywhere in California. Our offices are conveniently located in Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco & Riverside, plus we also serve the Irvine, Orange County, Fresno, and Sacramento areas, to name a few.