Michael Connors and Arba Rene Smith Sustained Fatal Injuries in a Fresno Motorcycle Crash
Fresno, CA (July 7, 2023) – Michael Connors (55) and Arba Rene Smith (50) of Clovis were identified as the fatalities in a Fresno motorcycle crash near Clinton and Chestnut Avenues. According to Yahoo, the accident occurred around 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday.
Michael Connors and Arba Rene Smith sustained fatal injuries after being stuck under a vehicle in a Fresno motorcycle crash near Clinton and Chestnut Avenues.
A Fresno motorcycle crash involving a motorcycle and a vehicle at Chestnut and Clinton Avenues in Fresno County left a motorcyclist and his passenger with fatal injuries.
The authorities identified the fatality as 55-year-old Michael Connors and 50-year-old Arba Rene Smith of Clovis.
According to the report, a vehicle collided with a motorcycle at Clinton and Garden Avenues. Unfortunately, the motorcyclist and his passenger were stuck under the vehicle.
The car continued to move until it reached Clinton and Winery Avenues, a tenth of a mile from the initial accident location.
As soon as the paramedics responded to the scene, they determined that Connors had succumbed to his injuries and took Smith to a local hospital. However, she was later pronounced dead.
Meanwhile, the sedan driver remained at the scene for investigation.
Currently, authorities are determining if alcohol or drugs may have played a role in this Fresno motorcycle crash.
J&M Tip: Motorcycle riders must always remain attentive and focused on the road. Defensive driving may keep you and other drivers safe, especially when turning at crossroads and passing other vehicles. Avoid driving when impaired to ensure safety.
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More About Motorcycle Accident Liability
Motorcycle accidents usually cause more severe damage than other auto accidents. Motorcyclists are prone to sustaining major injuries because they are more exposed. Also, motorcycles are lighter and don’t provide much protection. Most motorcycle accidents are caused by the following:
- Compact and less visible on the road
- Loss of control due to road debris
- Motorcyclists are exposed to road and other vehicles
- Prone to wobbling
- Unskilled motorcyclists who don’t have proper licenses
However, motorcycle accident liability always falls on the negligent driver. Most of the time, both the motorcyclist and the other vehicle’s driver can be at fault. It all depends on who made careless road maneuvers, which contributed to the accident. Proving negligence can become challenging on your own. Fortunately, you can hire an experienced attorney for motorcycle accidents. A skilled lawyer can do more than just help build your case. Learn more about motorcycle accident lawyers in California here. You can also check out these resources about wrongful death attorneys and personal injury lawyers.
Personal Injury (Wrongful Death) Claims in Fresno
In this case, the family members of Michael Connors and Arba Rene Smith in this Fresno motorcycle crash can have the right to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit. However, it can depend on the investigation’s findings. In addition, negligence by a person or business can contribute to an accident, which might have resulted in the death of a family member. If that is the case, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim and receive a big settlement.
Indeed, no amount of money will ever make up for the death of a loved one. However, receiving the maximum settlement and winning a judgment can give a sense of justice. Also, it can offer some peace of mind.
Do you have any legal questions about accidents? Get answers and common accident-related legal advice here:
- Wrongful Death
- Motorcycle Accident
- Car Accident
- Hit and Run Accident
- Pedestrian Accident
- Truck Accident
- Bicycle Accident
Indeed, nothing can alleviate the pain of losing a loved one. However, getting your rightful compensation is also important to help with recovery. Getting advice and guidance from experienced personal injury attorneys can help you pursue your case. For instance, Jacoby and Meyers has a team of the best lawyers for any car accident, wrongful death, or motorcycle accident cases in California, including Los Angeles, Fresno, and Sacramento. Consulting a lawyer can help you get insight and information about complicated topics, including car accident settlements and more. If you’d like professional advice about your case, call us today at 888-960-0480 for a free consultation. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to help you.
Jacoby & Meyers does not represent any of the parties mentioned above. Nevertheless, we express our deepest sympathies for the family and friends of Michael Connors and Arba Rene Smith.
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