Fatal Wrong-Way Collision in Fresno County
Two vehicles collided head-on as the result of a wrong way driver, Destiny Baker, in Fresno County Saturday morning.
The incident occurred on May 14th around 5:30 a.m. on Clovis Avenue.
Per reports, Baker was traveling the wrong way in a Nissan Altima before crashing head-on into a Toyota Rav-4.
32-year-old Ramon Vasquez, of Visalia, was the driver of the Toyota and he suffered major injuries as a result.
Paramedics transported Vasquez to Clovis Regional Medical Center for treatment.
Sadly, Baker died at the scene of the crash. It was also reported that she was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident.
Further details will be provided once an investigation is concluded.
JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Destiny Baker.
We also wish a speedy recovery for Ramon Vasquez.
Although crashes involving wrong-way driving account for only 3% of motor vehicle accidents, they usually have a higher fatality rate as they are often head-on collisions. A study in Virginia concluded that those accidents which include wrong-way driving are twenty-seven times more likely to end in a fatality compared to other types of accidents
If your injuries are caused by the negligence of a third party you may be entitled to compensation.
Contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111 if you need legal assistance following an accident.