64-Year-Old Man Died and His Wife Eufrosina Guzman Ramirez Injured In Fedex Truck Accident At Dangerous Intersection By Golden State Boulevard and American Avenue
FRESNO, CALIFORNIA (September 20, 2018) – A 64-year-old man has died and his wife Eufrosina Fructuosa Guzman Ramirez was injured after they were hit by a Fedex Truck at a dangerous intersection.
California Highway Patrol are saying that the fatal car accident took place by Golden State Boulevard and American Avenue.
Eufrosina Guzman Ramirez’s husband was navigating the intersection when the Fedex Truck hit the driver side of their Toyota Corolla.
There is currently a stop sign for traffic on American Avenue, but there is no stop sign for traffic on Golden State Boulevard.
Members of the community went online to express their condolences and vent their frustration.
One man named Lonnie Burnham took to Facebook and said, “That’s a dangerous intersection, they need to put a signal light there.”
An aerial view of the intersection reveals how tricky it can be to navigate.
Drivers must cross two northbound lanes of traffic on Golden State Boulevard.
The injured woman was taken to the hospital in order to receive treatment. But her 64-year-old husband was later pronounced dead.
An investigation into the Fedex truck crash that injured Eufrosina Guzman Ramirez remains ongoing at this time.
Dangerous Intersections In California
California has a number of dangerous intersections. Students at Cal Berkeley actually created an interactive map where you can see all of the different problematic intersections. The majority of the intersections are in the Bay Area, Sacramento, Los Angeles and San Diego. These intersections have all had multiple fatalities. An intersection may prove to be dangerous for a number of different reasons:
Signs: Inadequate or missing signs are the leading culprits making intersections dangerous. Stop signs go a long way to get drivers to slow down and proceed carefully through an intersection. But sometimes stop signs are not enough and an actual traffic light is needed.
Lighting: Dark intersections often have fatal consequences especially when pedestrians are involved. Drivers should scan the road, but that may be very difficult if an intersection is poorly lit.
Roadways: Roads should be properly constructed and maintained. A road that is poorly grated may allow water to build up and cause vehicles to hydroplane. Potholes can also be fatal for motorcyclists and sedans if it causes those vehicles to lose control.
Depending on the facts of any particular case, a state entity may face civil liability if a road design defect contributed to an accident. A car accident attorney can examine the facts of your case and let you know if you have a claim that can be pursued.
Liability In Accidents on Dangerous Roads
The vast majority of accidents involve some amount of human error. But drivers are not solely to blame for every accident. If a city or government entity is given constructive notice about a dangerous condition on the road and they fail to take corrective action they may bear civil liability. It can often be difficult to determine that a roadway or intersection is dangerous simply from viewing it. But when a road or intersection has a history of accidents that puts the city on notice that there is a dangerous condition that needs to be addressed. Victims of car accidents on inadequate or dangerous roads may have the ability to hire a car accident attorney and file a municipal negligence claim in order to recover damages.
Getting Help After a Car Accident
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers offer our deepest sympathies to Eufrosina Guzman Ramirez and her family as she is going through such a difficult time. A number of people have called the intersection where the accident took place dangerous. We hope this is a wake up call for city officials. There should be a stop sign or a light there to help direct traffic before another person is killed. Anyone that may have seen what happened should reach out to investigators.
If you or someone that you love has been injured or died due to a dangerous condition in the roadway there is help available. Cities will fight hard to try to deny liability after an accident. But our car accident attorneys can examine your case free of charge and let you know where you stand. We have a record of excellence with our verdicts and settlements and focus exclusively on personal injury law. Whether you have questions about your rights or need legal assistance after an accident we are here for you (888) 888-9285. Our personal injury lawyers are ready to help.
ABC 30 Staff. Man dies after Fedex driver slams into his car. September 16, 2018
Andrew Suszek. Accident Claims Based on Negligent Road Construction. 2018.
Bad Intersections Staff. Most Dangerous Intersections in California. 2018