Fresno County, CA – According to ABC30, on the morning of Wednesday, January 31, 2024, a collision just outside Parlier at the intersection of Manning and Riverbend Avenues resulted in a fatality.
A westbound Jeep Cherokee, allegedly traveling at an excessive speed, executed an unsafe maneuver, cutting off a Honda Civic. The collision caused the Jeep to lose control, veering from the westbound lane into the eastbound lane.
The out-of-control Jeep collided head-on with a Honda Accord, leading to the Jeep overturning and catching fire.
One of the drivers was pronounced dead at the scene, while the other received transport to the hospital. The investigation into the details of the collision is ongoing.
Wrongful Death Claims
Establishing fault in a collision can depend on multiple factors. Helping to determine legal liability is one of the ways that a personal injury attorney can help grieving families recovering from the loss of a loved one in a traffic accident.
If it is determined that another driver holds responsibility for their loved one’s death, they may be eligible to file a wrongful death claim with the insurance provider of the at-fault driver. A wrongful death claim can provide compensation to help cover hospital fees, burial costs, and the loss of support for dependents of the deceased.