Fresno, CA (September 20, 2022) – On Sunday, September 18, three people died following a crash that occurred with a flatbed truck at the intersection of Cedar Avenue and Floral Avenue.
The California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported that the accident occurred, around 1:45 p.m. when a flatbed truck was traveling southbound on Cedar Avenue and entered the intersection at Floral Avenue, and collided with an SUV that was traveling westbound on Floral Avenue. The force of the impact caused both of the vehicles to erupt into flames. The vehicles were significantly damaged by the impact.
Emergency personnel was immediately called to the scene. There were three occupants in the SUV. All three were tragically trapped in the SUV and required extrication by emergency personnel. The SUV occupants suffered fatal injuries and were sadly pronounced dead at the accident scene. Their names have not been released at this time to allow authorities time to contact next of kin.
The driver of the flatbed truck also sustained very serious injuries and was transported to the hospital by ambulance for further care. This person sustained major injuries, but officials report that he is expected to survive.
The circumstances surrounding the accident are under further investigation by local authorities. The area was closed down as crews tended to victims and cleared the wreckage.
We extend our deepest condolences to the families of the deceased victims at this time. Our thoughts are with all those who have been affected by this tragedy.
Our thoughts are with the other person injured in this accident. We hope for their full recovery.
Fatal Truck Accidents in California
There are many industries and businesses that operate in California. As a result, there are thousands of trucks traveling California’s roads each day. Trucks of all varieties and sizes bring goods and services to the people of California. Trucks help California’s economy to grow. Along with the positive aspects of the trucking industry, comes a long list of hazards that trucks bring to the roadways. Trucking accidents are quite common in the state and have been increasing in frequency each year. Trucks are massive and can be difficult to control and maneuver on roadways. Given their large size, when vehicles are involved in truck accidents, serious injuries or fatalities frequently occur.
The trucking industry is a federally regulated industry that holds companies and truck drivers to very high safety standards. Accidents still happen though to even the best and most cautious drivers. Some common reasons for accidents are distracted driving, speeding, tailgating, driving while fatigued due to long hours on the road, and impaired driving. Serious truck accidents can also be caused by poor handling during inclement weather, unstable or shifting cargo, and obstacles on the roadway.
When losing a loved one in a truck accident, you are filled with overwhelming feelings of shock and sadness. We understand that no amount of money could replace that person in your life. Filing a wrongful death suit against a negligent party can ensure that you get justice for your deceased family member. An experienced and compassionate attorney can help you with this process and ease the burden of handling legal and insurance matters.
If you have lost somebody you love in a fatal truck accident, speak with a legal advocate you can trust. Please do not hesitate to contact a Fresno wrongful death attorney by calling (949) 536-9467 to see how we can help you.
Note: This accident news post was created with the use of outside sources. These sources include local news reports, state and local police reports, social media platforms, and eyewitness accounts about serious truck accidents that occur in Southern California. For that reason, we have not independently verified all of the facts surrounding this accident. If you find any information that is incorrect, please contact the Law Offices of Samer Habbas & Associates, PC so that we can update the post to reflect the most accurate information available.
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