[03-31-2024] Fresno County, CA – Several People Hospitalized After Pursuit Led to Reckless Two-Vehicle Collision Near Van Ness

Published April 19, 2024

[03-31-2024] Fresno County, CA - Several People Hospitalized After Pursuit Led to Reckless Two-Vehicle Collision Near Van NessSeveral people were hospitalized following a reckless two-vehicle collision in downtown Fresno on Sunday evening, March 31, 2024.

According to the Fresno Police Department, the incident occurred around 7:40 p.m. near Van Ness and Fulton.

A stolen vehicle occupied by two teens allegedly failed to stop at a red light. Nearby officers pursued the vehicle before losing track of it.

The stolen vehicle later collided with another vehicle carrying a 17-year-old and two women. All three complained of pain and were transported to a hospital in an unknown condition.

The two teenagers inside the stolen vehicle were also hospitalized. It is unclear if they suffered injuries. 

The authorities have not released further information about the collision.

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.