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Motorcyclist James Baker, 25, Collides with Juan Jaramillo, 60, at Maroa, Ashlan Ave in Fatal Fresno Crash

Fresno, CA – According to The Fresno Bee, in the early hours of Saturday, May 11, 2024, a collision between a car and motorcycle killed 60-year-old Juan Jaramillo and 25-year-old James Baker, both of Fresno

The incident unfolded shortly after 1:30 AM when deputies from the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office initiated a pursuit of a motorcycle, being ridden by Baker, heading north on Maroa Avenue towards Ashlan Avenue. According to reports, the motorcyclist, Baker, entered the intersection at an alarming speed and collided with a dark-colored sedan, driven by Jaramillo.

Authorities from the Collision Reconstruction Unit launched an investigation to ascertain the sequence of events and determine liability in the collision. Fresno Police Lt. Henry Garcia III emphasized that the sedan involved in the collision was not linked to the pursuit and was simply traveling westbound on Ashlan Avenue when the tragic collision occurred.

Wrongful Death Claims

Even in cases where criminal charges are not brought to bear, families who have lost a loved one in a fatal collision may be able to file a wrongful death claim with the insurance provider of the at-fault driver.

The compensation provided by a wrongful death claim can relieve the financial burdens created by medical expenses, burial costs, and the loss of income to support any dependents of the deceased.

Insurance companies will work to reduce any claim they cannot deny, which is where the help of a knowledgeable personal injury attorney can prove invaluable by negotiating on behalf of victims and their families to ensure they receive proper compensation.

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