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Accident between car and bicycle on city street

Founder & Principal Attorney
Maison Law

A man lost his life in a fatal bicycle accident at an intersection in Fresno. Your Central Valley reported that the accident happened around 1:15 p.m. on the afternoon of June 2, 2024.

The accident, according to local officials, took place in Fresno at the intersection of Stanislaus Street and Van Ness Avenue. Police initially arrived on scene when they received calls that a man was struck at the intersection by a driver in a passenger vehicle while riding his bicycle. The driver of the vehicle remained on scene and attempted to assist the bicyclist.

Paramedics and several other responders arrived on scene. The bicyclist, identified only as a man in his 50s, sustained major injuries in the crash. He was rushed to a local hospital but was tragically pronounced dead while there. Nobody else suffered harm in the accident.

No further details have been released. Police continue their investigation into the accident at this time.

Maison Law of Fresno posted details concerning this accident, as well as information on how families can get back on their feet following a fatal accident.

Bicycle Accident Dangers in Fresno

In 2023, statistics were taken by California’s Transportation Injury Mapping System (TIMS) showing how prevalent fatal bicycle accidents are in Fresno. In that year, it was determined that 88 total bicycle accidents took place, with 89 people suffering injuries and nobody losing their lives. However, in 2022, seven people were killed in Fresno bicycle accidents.

Though these statistics are shocking, more precautions are being put in place each year to protect bicyclists from harm in Fresno. When a passenger vehicle driver causes an accident, they can be held liable for the harm that results.

What To Do Following a Fatal Fresno Bicycle Accident

You may face a variety of challenges if you have lost a loved one in a fatal bicycle accident, which is to be expected. Speaking with a Fresno bicycle accident lawyer can be one of the best ways to protect your family’s rights during these difficult times. A trusted attorney can offer you a free and confidential legal review.

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