Two Men Die in Fresno Car Accident at Palm Avenue and Clinton Avenue
Fresno, California (April 17, 2020) – Two men were killed after a high-speed pursuit ended in a traffic accident Thursday afternoon in Fresno, according to a local news source.
Shortly before 4:30 p.m., April 16, police were attempting to pull over a “suspicious” vehicle with an expired registration at Belmont Avenue near Roeding Park. The driver of the vehicle failed to stop and drove away at a high rate of speed.
According to witnesses, the vehicle was traveling at approximately 100 miles per hour. The officers continued to follow but did not closely pursue the car for safety reasons.
The suspect reportedly failed to stop for a red light at the intersection and hit a white Toyota Corolla that was attempting to make a left turn from westbound Clinton onto southbound Palm. As a result of the collision, the front end of the suspect’s vehicle was totaled and the driver’s side of the Corolla was crushed in.
Both drivers, who were sole occupants of their respective vehicles, were pronounced dead at the scene. Their names have not been disclosed pending notification of family.
The accident remains under investigation.
According to Arin Khodaverdian, the Managing Partner and CEO Alpine Law Group, a separate investigation by an experienced attorney is necessary to clearly uncover the circumstances surrounding the collision. “An attorney will also help the victim to navigate all the legal processes in pursuit of fair compensation and justice. Car accident claims are rarely straightforward, and, regardless of the circumstances involved, liable insurance companies will often do everything possible to limit their out-of-pocket expenses by either devaluing or outright denying your claim. It is crucial, therefore, that you have an experienced attorney on your side,” said Arin.
What to Do At the Accident Scene
Nobody is ever prepared for an accident. However, knowing what to do in case you are involved in the accident is very crucial. The following steps will help you ensure your safety and the safety of others.
- Stay at the scene and don’t panic.
- Check for injuries and immediately call for an ambulance if anyone is hurt.
- Notify the police even if no one is injured. The police will examine the scene and document the accident. At this point, it is important to record accurate information. You can later request a police report.
- If the accident is minor, it is advisable to move the vehicles to the shoulder and turn on your vehicle's hazard lights to ensure the safety of other motorists.
- Gather information about the other drivers involved in the accident. Also, talk to witnesses and get their information.
- If possible, take photos of the damage to your car and the surrounding area.
- Do not admit fault or discuss the accident with anyone. Do not sign any papers unless requested by the police.
- Do not leave the accident scene until the police have left.
After leaving the accident scene,
- Contact your insurance company as soon as possible.
- Get a copy of the accident report from the police.
- Get a property damage valuation.
- If you were injured in the accident, keep detailed notes of your injuries and track your medical treatment.
- Contact a reputable personal injury attorney to protect your rights.
- Seek legal advice before you contact your insurer to discuss your car accident claim and compensation for your personal injuries. A qualified attorney will help you recover the maximum amount of damages.