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Woman Killed in Bicycle Accident at Polk Avenue Intersection in Fresno

Founder & Principal Attorney
Maison Law

On Monday night, a woman was tragically killed in a bicycle accident with a suspected DUI driver in Fresno. The accident, according to a Your Central Valley report, occurred at 10 p.m. at the Polk and Fairmont Avenue intersection in Fresno on February 26, 2024.

When Fresno Police arrived on scene, they discovered that a woman in her 30s was riding her bicycle when she was struck by a vehicle. The driver of the SUV that hit her remained on scene and was suspected of DUI.

Paramedics attempted to save the cyclist’s life but they were unsuccessful. She was tragically pronounced dead on scene due to her injuries.

Police took the driver into custody on suspicion of DUI. It is not known if she has received official charges as of yet.

Police continue to investigate the accident at this time.

Maison Law of Fresno posted details regarding this accident, as well as how families can get back on their feet after a fatal bicycle accident.

Bicycle Accident Dangers in Fresno

The latest statistics were taken in 2022 showing how prevalent bicycle accidents are in Fresno. In 2022, the Transportation Injury Mapping System (TIMS) in California showed that 87 bicycle accidents happened in all of Fresno. Out of these accidents, seven victims lost their lives and 80 people were injured. Approximately 8% of these accidents occurred on state highways and the rest happened elsewhere in Fresno.

These shocking statistics show that more must be done to protect bicyclists who navigate our roads. Drivers are expected to always pay close attention to the roads around them but, unfortunately, this does not always happen. In these cases, a driver could be held liable for the harm that they have caused a cyclist.

What To Do Following a Fatal Fresno Bicycle Accident

It is never easy for a family to get back on their feet after a loved one has been taken from them in a bicycle accident. If you have sustained these immense losses, speaking with a Fresno bicycle accident lawyer can ensure that your rights are being protected along the way. You have the right to seek financial recovery with a free consultation from a trusted attorney.

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