T-Bone Collision on Fowler and Conejo Avenue
CHP reported a two-vehicle traffic accident in Fresno County on Wednesday afternoon.
The collision took place around 4:00 p.m. at the intersection of Fowler and Conejo Avenue on April 13th.
A truck driver was unaware that oncoming traffic did not have a stop sign and proceeded through the intersection, t-boning another vehicle.
Due to the impact, four people suffered unspecified injuries and were sent to the hospital for treatment.
No occupants of the truck were harmed.
The crash remains under investigation.
According to the NHTSA, more than 50% of all car accident deaths involve a t-bone collision. These are often more deadly than rear-end or head-on collisions.
In addition, t-bone collisions represent 13% of all accidents within the U.S.
It is also important to realize that oncoming traffic always has the right-of-way.
Tips for after accident procedures:
- Always stop at the scene
- Call 911 if there are any injuries
- Get vehicle to safety if it is moveable, if it is not, put on hazards
- Exchange information with others involved and document everything
- Call 911 to report accident – they determine who was at fault
If your injuries are caused by the negligence of a third party you may be entitled to compensation.
It is also important to remember that in the state of California a person involved in a car accident who has sustained injuries has to file a claim within two years of the accident.
Contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111 if you need legal assistance following an accident.