One Dead Following SUV Accident in Fresno

We’re faced with vehicular accidents and death daily. Another accident in Fresno, CA has led to the death of a woman.

A woman crossing the street in Northwest Fresno was struck and killed recently. The pedestrian accident happened at the corner of Blackstone Avenue and Magill. The woman was jaywalking onto Blackstone Avenue when a sports utility vehicle traveling southbound struck her. Despite authorities arriving on scene shortly after, the victim died of her injuries.

Police believe the woman – who was homeless – was crossing the street illegally with a shopping cart at the time of the collision. She was also wearing dark clothing, which made her difficult to see at night. Investigators ruled that the victim was at fault for the collision. Continue reading

California Bicycle Accident Deaths on the Rise

A new report released by the Governors Highway Safety Association states that deaths involving bicycle riders increased across the country by 16% between 2010 and 2012. California out ranks every state in the union in bicycle rider deaths. Over 300 more cyclists were killed by vehicles in California than any other state.

Bike riders account for approximately 4% of motor vehicle deaths in California each year. In addition, cyclist deaths have risen considerably higher than the number of motor vehicle fatalities. Analysts are unable to determine exactly why cyclist deaths have spiked over the past 5 years. Continue reading

Fatal DUI Crash in Wrongful Death, Madera

One driver is dead and another sustained serious injuries after a head-on collision Monday night in Madera Rancheros. The Fresno Bee reports that the accident occurred around 10:50 p.m. on Avenue 12 in front of Liberty High School. A 68-year-old woman was traveling westbound when she veered into the oncoming lane. Her truck smashed into a car traveling eastbound at roughly 65-mph, killing the driver almost instantly. The woman was transferred to Community Regional Medical Center with major injuries and subsequently charged with driving under the influence. The California Highway Patrol is still investigating the wrongful death collision. Continue reading