On May 30, 2022, an accident at a stop-sign intersection south of Fresno claimed a passenger’s life and injured three others. ABC-30 TV reported the accident took place at the intersection of South Avenue and Cherry Avenue, just south of Easton in Fresno County.
Emergency crews responded to the scene sometime after 5 p.m. to find that a car and a small pickup truck had collided in a two-way intersection. California Highway Patrol investigators have not released information about which vehicle ran a stop sign to cause the crash.
The impact tragically claimed the life of a passenger in the pickup truck. The truck’s driver was transported to the hospital with major injuries. Two adults in the car were also injured. The extent of their injuries was not reported. A child in the car, fortunately, escaped injury.
The California Highway Patrol continues to determine the circumstances surrounding the accident.
Intersection Accident Dangers in Fresno County
Intersections on rural Central Valley roads can prove hazardous for motorists. That’s especially true at two-way stop sign intersections. A driver approaching may fail to give enough attention to notice that not all traffic must come to a halt. These errors in judgment lead to devastating accidents each year.
In fact, the Federal Highway Administration found that in 2019, one-fourth of all traffic accident fatalities in the U.S. involved intersections. A tragic 10,180 people lost their lives in those incidents for the year.
In 2018, over 6,700 people were injured in accidents involving an intersection without traffic lights.
These devastating accidents can result in severe injuries:
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Broken bones
- Chest injuries
- Internal organ damage
- Soft tissue muscle, tendon, and ligament damage
- Spine and back injuries
- Injuries caused by airbags
- Injuries causing a permanent disability
What to Do After a Central Valley Stop Sign Violation Accident
Victims and their families are encouraged to stay informed of every benefit available to them after a terrible accident. A Fresno County Car Accident Lawyer will discuss your case in a free consultation and make sure you don’t forfeit your rights to seek compensation.
Martin Gasparian is the founder of Maison Law, a California Personal Injury Law Firm. Martin is a graduate of Georgetown University Law School and has been practicing law in California 2004. His practice focuses on helping injury victims know their rights and recover just compensation.