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Reedley is located in the Central San Joaquin Valley, and is situated on the banks of the Kings River. In Reedley, the river's sandy shore has earned it the name “Reedley Beach”.  

During the mid-1800s Gold Rush, Thomas Law Reed came to the area, to supply wheat to the miners. He donated half of his holdings to the township in 1888, in part, so the railroad could come in. It did. The railroad station and ultimately the town, were named after Mr. Reed.

22 miles east-southeast of Fresno, Reedley's population in 2020 was 25,760.

Reedley's has an agricultural economy and dubs itself “The World's Fruit Basket.”

Reedley residents enjoy hiking, fishing, and other activities that revolve around the outdoors. The pace of life in Reedley is slower than that of Fresno, its neighbor and county namesake.

Reedley residents tend to work in farming, fishing, or foresting. Its blue-collar workforce is 48.16%, compared to the US average of 27.7%. 24.52% of Reedley's residents work in farm management, 7.25% in office and administrative support and 7.11% in teaching.

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



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

  • Total Reedley crashes: 243
  • Total people killed were 3
  • Total people who suffered injuries were 327
  • No Reedley accidents happened on a Reedley State Highway
  • Only 2.5% of Reedley accidents involve a motorcycle (6 crashes)
  • 8.2% of Reedley accidents involved pedestrians (20 crashes)
  • 11.5% of Reedley accidents involved a bicycle (28 crashes)

Did you notice that when it comes to auto accidents in Reedley, no crashes happen on a state highway?

What's special about that has to do with Fresno itself.

In Fresno, where 60.6% of crashes happen on the highway - that's a huge difference! 

Most Reedley Accidents Happen Because Someone Failed To Yield The Right Of Way.

Here's the breakdown:

The #1 law that gets broken to cause a Reedley crash is failing to yield the right of way.

The #2 cause is speeding.

The #3 cause is DUI (drugs and/or alcohol) by bicycle or automobile.


Here are the numbers for just some of the Manning Avenue crash-prone intersections:

  • Manning Avenue and North Reed Avenue, near the Reedley Inn - 8 crashes
  • Manning Avenue and North Acacia Avenue - 4 crashes
  • Manning Avenue and North Frankwood Avenue, a block from St. La Salle School - 6 crashes
  • Manning Avenue and North Sunset Avenue - 3 crashes
  • Manning Avenue between Del Altair and North East Avenue - 3 crashes
  • Manning Avenue and North East Avenue - 3 crashes
  • Manning Avenue and North Columbia Avenue, near Me N Ed's Pizzaria - 10 crashes
  • Manning Avenue and North Fischer Avenue - 2 crashes
  • Manning Avenue and North Pecan Avenue - 1 crash
  • Manning Avenue between North Pecan Avenue and North Hemlock Avenue - 1 crash
  • Manning Avenue and North Hanley Avenue - 2 crashes
  • Manning Avenue near South Buttonwillow, near the Taco Bell - 1 crash
  • Manning Avenue at South Buttonwillow - 1 crash

Manning is part of 46 crashes from 2015 to 2020 - that's almost 20% of Reedley crashes having to do with one street! 


Rear-enders Are The Number One Reedley Type Of Crash

When it comes to getting hit in Reedley, rear-enders are the number one cause - - they're 48.97% of all crashes!

Coming in at a far second are broadside accidents, at 11.11% of all crashes. 
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.
Type of Reedley Crash
of Cases 
Rear End 119 48.97%
Broadside 27 11.11%
Vehicle/Ped. 25 10.29%
Hit Object 23 9.47%
Head-On 20 8.23%
Sideswipe 18 7.41%
Other 8 3.29%
Overturned 3 1.23%


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

Traffic Law broken right before a Reedley Crash
Number of Crashes 
Automobile Right of Way 63 26.25%
Unsafe Speed 50 20.83%
DUI or Bicycle Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drug        29 12.08%
Improper Turning 29 12.08%
Pedestrian Right of Way 15 6.25%
Traffic Signals and Signs 15 6.25%
Wrong Side of Road 8 3.33%
Unknown 6 2.50%
Following Too Closely 5 2.08%
Pedestrian Violation 5 2.08%
Other Hazardous Violation 5 2.08%
Unsafe Starting or Backing 4 1.67%
Other Than Driver (or Ped.) 3 1.25%
Unsafe Lane Change 1 0.42%
Brakes 1 0.42%
Other Improper Driving 1 0.42%
If you got hurt in Reedley, here are just some of the accident types I can handle:

If you got injured in Reedley, 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 Reedley, here are the Fresno County emergency rooms where you can get checked out 24 hours a day. Please scroll down to find Reedley.

Do Most Reedley Auto Accident Cases Go To Court?

Many Reedley auto accident and injury accident cases get resolved without going to court. Other cases are fought through the court.

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

Where can I get my Reedley accident police report?

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

Reedley Police Department
843 "G" St.
Reedley, CA 93654-2625
(559) 637-4250

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

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

CHP Fresno Area Office
1380 East Fortune Avenue
Fresno, CA 93725-1958
Phone: (559) 705-2200


What should I do after a Reedley 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 Reedley accident.

After you've been in a Reedley 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 me, good Reedley accident attorney, Renee Yvonne Gardner.

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

Why? Because 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 Reedley personal injury law office Gardner Law.

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

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

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