[Fresno County, CA] – Araceli Guzman Is Killed in Multi-Vehicle Crash on Highway 41
Araceli Guzman Dies in Fresno Pile Up
November 10, 2020 – Araceli Guzman, age 54, was killed on Saturday. Moreover, the woman from Armona died in a multi-vehicle crash on Highway 41 near Adams Avenues.
Initially, reports came into the Fresno Police Department that a 3-car crash had occurred at around 8:00 P.M.
As soon as rescue workers arrived, they found three cars that had sustained significant damage in the northbound lanes of the highway.
First, a 2017 Honda Accord was heading south on Highway 41 approaching Adams Avenue.
Simultaneously, a 2002 Toyota Camry with two people in it, as well as a 2004 GMC Yukon with three people were both coming to the same intersection from the north.
Then for some reason, the driver of the Accord crossed over into the opposite lane heading in the opposite direction.
Because of this, the Accord collided with both the Toyota and GMC.
Rescue workers pronounced Ms. Guzman, a Camry passenger, dead on arrival.
Moreover, the emergency responders rushed the driver of the Accord to Community Regional Medical Center due to minor injuries. Meanwhile, the Camry driver suffered major injuries.
Also, the driver and the passenger of the GMC both sustained minor injuries. However, they were not transported to a hospital.
Officials will continue to investigate. Even though, there were no drugs or alcohol involved in this accident.
Stay Alert When Driving on the Road
It can be daunting to drive at high speeds along packed interstate highways. Additionally, here are a few safety tips to help prevent car accidents when driving on crowded roads.
The most important thing to remember is to buckle up. Furthermore, using a seat belt while driving a vehicle should be obvious.
Still, recent data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) shows that about 10% of drivers still do not wear seat belts.
Inevitably, seat belts save lives. Do not forget to wear a seat belt every time a vehicle is in motion.
Another thing to remember, using a cellphone while driving is extremely dangerous and should be avoided if possible. Also, blue tooth hands free devices work well too.
According to the NHTSA, when a driver takes his or her eyes off the road for just five seconds at 55 miles per hour, it is the equivalent of driving the length of a football filed with closed eyes.
Never text while driving
It is never a particularly clever idea to tailgate and you should always keep a safe follow distance.
What is more, if one driver is tailgating and the car in front suddenly brakes, there will not be enough room for the trailing vehicle to stop. This will cause a crash.
Rule of thumb is to stay at least three seconds of distance between vehicles, especially on the interstate.
Nowadays, drivers are faced with a plethora of distractions. Additionally, easy to surf radio stations, or you could lose focus while talking on the phone as well.
Safety should always come first on congested highways and interstates. Unfortunately, there will always be thoughtless drivers.
5 Safeguards for Interstate Driving
· Concentrate: Highway traffic can be unforeseen and will change without notice. There are many traffic rules to follow. Also, things to watch for are things like speed limit reductions, accidents, brake lights, alert signage, narrowing lanes, semi-trucks and changing traffic patterns.
· Do not Be Drunk, Distracted, or Drowsy: Nearly 80 percent of crashes and 65 percent of near crashes in California involve some form of distraction. Subsequently, texting or phone use could be considered a distraction. We cannot say this enough. Put your phone up and evade other distractions while driving. If you feel tired, pull over and rest. Finally, never drink and drive.
· Make Sure to Follow the Posted Speed Limits: Driving aggressively, and speeding are major causes of interstate accidents. Furthermore, follow the posted speed limits and merge as soon as safely possible. This will allow for a smooth flow of traffic.
· Look Behind You: Collisions from behind are the most common type of interstate accidents related to bottleneck traffic. Use your mirrors to keep a good defensive space on all sides of your vehicles. Also, it is being a responsible driver when you keep a safe following distance.
· Watch for Road Construction: Pay attention to road construction reports before you leave to see if there are any Interstate issues. Additionally, pay closer attention if you absolutely need to travel through road work areas. Follow directions, and slow down for road workers for yours and their safety.
To the family and friends of Araceli Guzman, we cannot begin to imagine what you are going through, and our sincerest condolences go out to you.
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This is especially true for families that have lost a loved one in an accident. We won’t stop until we’ve gotten you fair compensation to alleviate the financial toll that unexpected devastation brings.