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Fatal Rear-End Crash at Highway 41 and Manning Avenue in Fresno

When a driver is allegedly traveling while intoxicated by drugs or alcohol, catastrophic results can occur. When a driver’s perception is off due to alcohol, they could travel into the other lane of traffic, colliding head-on or sideswiping another vehicle. No matter how one of these accidents occurs, they almost always lead to devastating results. If you lost a loved one due to a fatal accident caused by a suspected drunk driver, it is important that you understand where to turn.

Suspected DUI Accident Leads to Fatality on Highway 41 in Fresno

On Saturday night, a three-vehicle collision involving a DUI driver took place in Fresno. According to information provided by Your Central Valley, the accident happened around 8:30 p.m. at the intersection of Highway 41 and Manning Avenue on the night of May 18, 2024.

When California Highway Patrol arrived on scene, they discovered that three vehicles were involved in a collision at the intersection. Two vehicles were allegedly stopped at a red light when a pickup truck rear-ended them. The vehicle that rear-ended the others was a Ford F-250 that ran into the back of a Nissan Sentra, pushing it forcefully into a Chevrolet Camaro.

When paramedics arrived on scene, they discovered multiple victims with injuries. The driver of the Sentra was tragically pronounced dead on scene and has been identified as a 65-year-old Texas woman. The woman’s husband, a 69-year-old, was a passenger in her vehicle and was rushed to the hospital with major injuries. The driver of the Camaro, a 31-year-old Fresno man, was taken to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

Police have since identified the driver of the F-250 as a 54-year-old man from Madera who also received minor injuries in the accident. He has since been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol.

Police continue their investigation into the circumstances of the accident at this time.

Support for Families of Victims in Fatal Fresno Accidents

Hundreds of accidents happen in Fresno every year involving suspected drunk and drugged drivers. Families have many options for financial support during these difficult times. Families may be able to obtain a wide array of damages in a wrongful death lawsuit, including:

  • Medical bills that a loved one incurred before passing away
  • Loss of income inside a household
  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of companionship or consortium

As you are grieving your losses, an attorney may be able to help you get back on your feet. It is crucial to remember, however, that there are deadlines to be met in your claim. In California, you have two years to file a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of a loved one whose life was lost in an accident. Working with an attorney as soon as possible after an accident can help you move forward.

Contact a Fresno Wrongful Death Lawyer Today

It is not uncommon to be left with a wide array of questions after a fatal accident that has impacted your life. At Maison Law, our Fresno wrongful death lawyers are here to compassionately assist your family through this difficult time after these immense losses. If you have suffered the loss of a loved one in a fatal accident, we are here for you. Please contact us for a completely confidential and free legal consultation.

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