Severe Fresno Motorcycle Accident Leaves One Dead

Fresno Motorcycle AccidentAn early morning collision in Central Fresno between a motorcycle and large pickup truck has left one person dead and another clinging for life. As reported by the Fresno Bee, the Fresno motorcycle accident happened around 8:30 a.m. on Monday at the corner of Blackstone and Cornell Avenue.

Witnesses reported seeing two people on a Harley Davidson motorcycle – a 54-year old man who driving and a 53 year-old female passenger – heading northbound on Blackstone at a high speed. Authorities estimate that they could have been traveling close to 70 mph. At the same time, another driver in a Chevrolet Silverado pick-up was heading west on Cornell toward a gas station. The truck driver failed to notice the motorcycle entering the intersection and collided with the speeding bike. Continue reading

Driving Hazards During El Nino

Fresno El Nino winterFor months weather forecasters across the globe have been discussing and arguing the potential strong El Nino this winter. According to the latest models found on Weather.com, this year’s El Nino could potentially be the strongest rainy season in twenty years. Understand the driving hazards during El Nino to keep you and your loved ones safe.

The last time El Nino was this bad, California’s widespread flooding and storm damage cost residents over $550 million in repairs. Not to mention the deaths of 17 people. Close to 35 counties were declared disaster areas at the time. While the rain may come as a welcome relief to a drought that is entering its 5th year, many experts warn that much of the rain runoff could do more harm than good.

Expect this winter season to pose a significant risk to motorists and pedestrians. Before stepping out into our seasonal rain bucket, consider some of the following tips: Continue reading

Fresno Car Accidents: Fatal Head On Collision Claims 3 Lives

Fresno Truck AccidentOne individual remains in the hospital with serious injuries while three other people are dead, following a head on collision just outside of Millerton Lake. As first reported by ABC 30, the accident took place at approximately 7 a.m. on Monday morning, just as Labor Day traffic began to filter onto the highways.

A car heading eastbound on Millerton Road veered into the path of oncoming traffic for unknown reasons. The vehicle was struck head on near Winchell Cove Road by a construction truck heading in the opposite direction. California Highway Patrol (CHP) officers reported both the female driver of the car and individual driving the construction vehicle died at the scene. A passenger in the truck who survived the collision was taken to Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno. Continue reading

California No Fault Divorce: 46 Years of Enacting

Fresno No Fault DivorceOver four decades ago this month, then Governor Ronald Reagan signed into law the Family Law Act of 1969. This action allowed couples living in California to separate under what is known as a “no fault divorce.” Previously, any couples seeking a divorce in our state – or anywhere in the nation for that matter – were required to provide a definitive reason, or fault, for the divorce request. The reasons could range from infidelity to imprisonment. But, under Governor Reagan’s leadership, couples were no longer bound to this reasoning and could simply site “irreconcilable differences” for the desire to split. This is a fancier way of saying “this is not working out.” The Family Law Act was a landmark piece of legislation and the first of its kind in the country. Continue reading