[03-31-2024] Fresno County, CA – Nine People Injured After Single-Vehicle Crash Along Highway 180 Near Sequoia Lake

Published April 23, 2024

[03-31-2024] Nine People Injured After Single-Vehicle Crash Along Highway 180 Near Sequoia LakeNine people were injured after a single-vehicle crash in Fresno County on Sunday afternoon, March 31, 2024.

According to Cal Fire, the incident occurred just before 2:00 p.m. along Highway 180 near Sequoia Lake.

First responders arrived to find a passenger van with nine people inside that had overturned down a 75-foot embankment on the side of the road. It is said that the ages of the van’s occupants ranged from about 14 years old to mid-40s. 

Cal Fire said that three people were able to pull themselves up the embankment on their own, while others needed the use of a rope system to get to safety. Seven of the victims suffered minor injuries, and two sustained moderate injuries. 

Officials confirmed that one teenager was airlifted to a local hospital for treatment while another victim was taken via an ambulance.

Initial investigations indicate that the accident was a result of poor weather conditions, particularly on wet roads.

Additional information was not available at this time.

Don’t Know What To Do After An Accident?

Your safety and rights depend on what you do next after an accident. Remember the following steps if you find yourself in one:

  • Check yourself for any injuries.

  • Stay on the scene, call 9-1-1, and wait for emergency responders.

  • Move your vehicle to the road shoulder if safe; turn on hazard lights.

  • Fully cooperate with law enforcement and stay until cleared to leave.

  • Document the scene and injuries with photos and videos.

  • Seek immediate medical attention.

  • Contact your insurance company and find a personal injury lawyer for legal advice.

What A Lawyer Can Do For You

Many victims put off calling a lawyer even if they sustain injuries after an accident. However, lawyers can help you in many ways. They can provide you with police reports, CCTV footage, and witness statements to strengthen your case. Your attorney will also negotiate with insurance companies to get you fair compensation. 

The best part is that they will do all of these things for you at no upfront cost. So if you’re injured in an accident, hire a personal injury attorney to recover medical bills, car repair costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering.