[11-17-2021] Kern County, CA – One Person Killed, Another Injured After a Deadly Wrong-Way Collision in Buttonwillow

One person was killed while another was seriously hurt following a deadly wrong-way collision in Buttonwillow on Wednesday afternoon, November 17, 2021.

[11-17-2021] Kern County, CA - One Person Killed, Another Injured After a Deadly Wrong-Way Collision in ButtonwillowThe deadly accident happened at approximately 3:21 p.m. at Interstate 4, just north of Highway 46 in Buttonwillow.

A 2004 Hyundai was traveling in the wrong direction for unclear reasons and collided head-on with an oncoming 2020 Ford.

The 62-year-old Hyundai driver was fatally injured in the crash. He was unfortunately pronounced dead at the scene.

Meanwhile, the Ford driver sustained major injuries in the crash. She was identified as 65-year-old Cristie M. She was taken to Kern Medical for treatment.

Information about the crash is limited at the moment. It’s unclear whether drugs or alcohol were factors in the accident. The case is currently under further investigation.

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Fatal Wrong-Way Collision Statistics

Accidents involving a motor vehicle can have devastating consequences. Since automobiles have become such an integral part of our daily lives, many motorists fail to realize just how dangerous they can be and how devastating and even fatal car accidents can be.

The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety recently released a study that looked at the number of wrong-way crashes on divided highways in the United States and found that the number of fatalities has increased in recent years.

355 people are killed each year by wrong-way drivers in the United States. 1.34 fatalities are calculated for each wrong-way collision death based on the average of 265 deaths.

A wrong-way collision can result in serious spinal cord injuries, paralysis, or head trauma. This means that the victim may need additional special care in addition to expensive medical treatments and surgeries, and other injury-related care.

According to the AAA Foundation’s research, the likelihood of being a wrong-way driver increases with intoxication, age, and the absence of a passenger in the vehicle.

Kern County Fatal Car Crash Lawyers for Victims of Wrong-Way Drivers

Debilitating injuries from wrong-way collisions can lead to a lifetime of medical treatment or even death.

Among other things, the sudden and unexpected death of a loved one can be extremely confusing. During this difficult time, you shouldn’t have to be confused or overwhelmed by wrongful death laws. If you or a loved one has been killed in a car accident, an attorney from our firm can help you with the legal proceedings.

Medical bills, funeral costs, pain and suffering of the deceased, and the loss of companionship will all be covered by the liable party’s wrongful death claim.

You can rely on Arash Law’s legal team to help you with your case. Our firm has accumulated many years of expertise and resources to ensure that our clients receive the justice they deserve. Our Kern County auto accident attorneys from Arash Law can be reached at (888) 488-1391 for a no-obligation consultation.

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