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Since 1912, Clovis has been called the "Gateway to the Sierra."

Clovis is in the northeast region of the agriculturally rich San Joaquin Valley, near the middle of California's Central Valley, a renowned world and national agricultural industry leader. 

Dedicated to promoting planned growth while retaining its unique western atmosphere, Clovis' more than 25 square mile population more than doubled from 1985 to 2005. In 2020,  the population in Clovis was 120,000.

Per the 2020 Clovis Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the top employers in Clovis are:

Ranking Clovis Employer                                                           Total Employees
1 Clovis Unified School District 5,263
2 Clovis Community Hospital 1,994

If you got injured in Clovis, please reach out to me by calling (408) 214-5555 or fill out this form:

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Did you know that when it comes to auto accidents in Clovis, very few happen on a state highway?

Just 7.1% of Clovis accidents happen on the highway.

Compare this to the City of Fresno, where 60.6% of crashes happen on the highway - it's a big difference. 

Check out these Clovis numbers from UC Berkeley's Transportation Injury Mapping System for the five year period from 2015 to 2020:

  • Total Clovis crashes: 1,588
  • Total people killed were 16
  • Total people who suffered injuries were 2,273
  • 7.1% of accidents happened on a Clovis State Highway (113 crashes)
  • 5.5% of Clovis accidents involve a motorcycle (87 crashes)
  • Just 6.1% of Clovis accidents involved pedestrians (97 crashes)
  • 6.7% of Clovis accidents involved a bicycle (106 crashes)
Most Clovis Accidents Happen Because Someone Who Was Speeding.

Here's the breakdown:

The #1 law that gets broken to cause a Clovis crash is speeding.

The #2 cause is one motor vehicle failing to yield the right of way to another motor vehicle.

The #3 cause is failure to obey traffic signals (example: running a red light) and traffic signs (example: blowing through a stop sign).

Here are the rules of the road that get broken in Clovis crashes:

Traffic Law Broken Right Before A Clovis Crash
Number Of Times
Of Total Crashes 
Unsafe Speed 421 27.16%
Automobile Right of Way 295 19.03%
Traffic Signals and Signs 254 16.39%
Improper Turning 146 9.42%
DUI - Drive of Bicycle Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drug          116 7.48%
Wrong Side of Road 56 3.61%
Unsafe Lane Change 44 2.84%
Pedestrian Violation 41 2.65%
Unsafe Starting or Backing 39 2.52%
Unknown 36 2.32%
Following Too Closely 29 1.87%
Pedestrian Right of Way 24 1.55%
Other Than Driver (or Pedestrian) 14 0.90%
Other Hazardous Violation 12 0.77%
Other Improper Driving 12 0.77%
Improper Passing 7 0.45%
Lights 2 0.13%
Impeding Traffic 1 0.06%
Other Equipment 1 0.06%
Did you know that in Clovis, 258 of the 1,588 crashes happened on Shaw Avenue!
That's almost 17% of all Clovis crashes involve Shaw Avenue.
Here are some 2015-2020 most dangerous accident-prone intersections in Clovis, and the number of crashes - - all involving Shaw Avenue. 
  • Shaw and Willow Avenue - 35
  • Shaw and Sunnyside Avenue - 29
  • Shaw and Sierra Vista Parkway 28
  • Shaw and Clovis Avenue - 27
  • Shaw and Minnewawa Avenue - 26
  • Shaw and Peach Avenue - 22
  • Shaw and Villa Avenue - 16
  • Shaw and Helm Avenue - 14
  • Shaw and Fowler Avenue - 14
  • Shaw and Leonard Avenue - 9
  • Shaw and Armstrong Avenue - 8
  • Shaw and Sylmar Avenue - 7
  • Shaw and Temperance Avenue - 6
  • Shaw and between Willow Avenue and North Winery - 6
  • Shaw and North Locan Avenue - 5
  • Shaw and DeWolf Avenue - 4
  • Shaw between DeWolf Avenue and Leonard Avenue - 2
T-bones Are The Number One Clovis Crash Type
When it comes to getting hit in Clovis, broadsides are the most common type of crash at 37.28%. Broadsides are when someone's front end crashes into someone else's side, forming a letter "t". These are also known as t-bone accidents. Follow close behind are rear-enders, at 32.49% of all Clovis crashes.
Type of Clovis Crash
Number of Crashes
of Total Crashes
Broadside 592 37.28%
Rear End 516 32.49%
Hit Object 140 8.82%
Sideswipe 115 7.24%
Vehicle/Ped. 89 5.60%
Head-On 75 4.72%
Overturned 32 2.02%
Other 29 1.83%
Monday Is Clovis' Most Dangerous Day
Did you know the number one day of the week to get hit in Monday between 5:00 PM and 6:59 PM?
If you got hurt in Clovis, here are just some of the accident types I can handle:

If you got hurt in Clovis, keep in mind that it's important to hire a good attorney from the start. The insurance adjuster is not your friend - even your own insurance company will look for the cheapest way to get rid of your claim. After you get injured, it's important to seek medical care right away. Some injuries can only be found by a doctor. Other injuries get worse if they don't get treated on time.

If you suffered personal injuries in Clovis, here are the Fresno County emergency rooms where you can get checked out 24 hours a day. Please scroll down to find Clovis.

B. F. Sisk Courthouse
1130 O Street
Fresno, CA 93721-2220

Where Can I Get My Clovis Accident Police Report?

Here is the contact information for the Clovis Police Department in case you need to reach them regarding the accident:

Clovis Police Department
1033 Fifth St.
Clovis, CA 93612-1313
Non-Emergency (559) 324-2800

But, if your accident happened on the highway, then the CHP might be the one who has your report.

Here's the CHP that generally handles Clovis highway accidents:

CHP Fresno Area Office
1380 East Fortune Avenue
Fresno, CA 93725-1958

What Should I Do After A Clovis Accident?

Call 911 and wait for the police to show up at the accident scene so they can take a police report.

Follow these tips on what to do after an accident.

Be sure to accept the ambulance ride to the hospital so you can get checked out right away.

If the ambulance does not show up, here's a list of hospitals with emergency rooms in Fresno County who can check you out after your Clovis accident.

After you've been in a Clovis accident, you may be injured, exhausted and worried.
Someone else wasn't careful and now you're injured. You may also be without transportation because now it's so damaged you can't drive it.

Just as soon as you can, contact a good Clovis accident attorney.

Please visit our "Consultations" page to learn if a consultation fee is required. If it is, please pay it now, to receive a response to your contact. Thank you.

Unless your Clovis accident is minor, when it comes to being injured and demanding justice, you're better off with an attorney than without one.

People who are represented by attorneys generally recover much bigger settlements than those who represent themselves.

I'm Renée Yvonne Gardner, the founder, owner and attorney at the Clovis personal injury law office Gardner Law.

If you got hurt in Clovis, please call me at (408) 214-5555 or here: message me. I want to help you.

Clovis accident data source: Transportation Injury Mapping System (TIMS), Safe Transportation Research and Education CenterUniversity of California, Berkeley. 2021

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