A fatal car accident involving multiple vehicles took the life of one person on Tuesday in Sanger. Fresno California Highway Patrol officials arrived at the scene around 3:30 p.m. to find that a head-on collision involving four vehicles occurred on Goodfellow Avenue on August 22, 2023.
Your Central Valley reported that the accident happened on Goodfellow Avenue just east of Rio Vista Avenue. A total of four vehicles were traveling on the roadway in the area including a Chevrolet Silverado, a BMW 328i, a Toyota Camry, and a Hyundai Accent. The driver of the Toyota Camry started to slow due to traffic, which is when the driver of the Silverado swerved into the other lane in an attempt to avoid a collision.
The Silverado ended up colliding with the back of the Camry, then striking the BMW in the opposite lane head-on. The driver of the Hyundai tried to avoid the vehicles but still collided with the Silverado.
Paramedics and local fire crews were dispatched to the scene. The driver of the BMW, identified as a 58-year-old man, was rushed to a local hospital but was tragically pronounced deceased while there. The drivers of the Silverado and the Hyundai, identified as a 26-year-old female and a 49-year-old female, were both hospitalized with injuries. The Camry driver, identified as a 24-year-old female, was not hospitalized but sustained minor injuries.
Police blocked off a portion of the road following the accident.
At this time, California Highway Patrol officials continue their investigation into the circumstances leading up to the accident.
Maison Law of Sanger posted details regarding this accident, along with information for families explaining what happens after a fatal accident.
Sanger Car Accident Dangers
There are many large stretches of roads in Sanger and beyond. With large amounts of Fresno traffic making its way through Sanger and adjoining cities, it is no surprise that serious collisions involving passenger vehicles take place every day in the city. Within seconds, a life could be taken due to a fatal head-on collision caused by a negligent driver.
California’s Transportation Injury Mapping Systems (TIMS) shows that in 2022, there were 3,644 car accidents in Fresno County alone, with 157 of them involving fatalities. In total, it was reported that 180 people lost their lives in these horrific accidents.
By staying aware of the roads around them, drivers can prevent head-on crashes and other collisions that typically lead to fatalities.
Where to Turn Following a Fatal Sanger Car Accident
When a family loses a loved one in a fatal collision, they may be feeling worried about their next options. Bringing a wrongful death claim is a complex matter that requires a deep understanding of California accident laws. After a loved one’s passing, you may find that there are many damages available for you so that you can get back on your feet financially as you are grieving your losses. It is important that you consider contacting a Sanger wrongful death lawyer immediately following your accident for a free and confidential case consultation.
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.