A 67-year-old man from Arvin was killed while eight others were injured in a two-vehicle crash in Bakersfield on Tuesday morning, April 21st.
According to the initial reports from the California Highway Patrol, the accident occurred at around 5:41 a.m. at South Fairfax Road and East Bear Mountain Boulevard.
A 2007 Dodge Caliber was driving southbound on Fairfax Road when the driver made a left turn onto Highway 223. The Dodge Caliber struck a 2002 Chevy heading westbound on Bear Mountain Blvd.
The driver of the Dodge Caliber was unable to see the Chevy and slammed into its right side. The Chevy attempted to swerve left to avoid the collision but was still hit on its right side. The Chevy overturned but eventually came to a rest on the east shoulder of the road.
The three occupants of the Dodge Caliber were also injured. All of the victims were immediately taken to a nearby hospital to be treated for their injuries.
Side-Impact Collision Investigation is Underway
The local authorities are currently investigating the accident and look into other possible angles.
Although a variety of road laws protects motorists, roadway accidents are still prevalent across the USA. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), In 2017, there were 3,304 recorded car accidents and 3,602 related deaths in California.
A variety of reasons causes these car accidents; they mainly occur due to drunk drivers, distracted drivers, people who break the speed limit, and drivers who ignore road laws in general. Side impact car accidents most commonly occur in the middle of intersections due to people’s failure to yield at a stop sign or red light.
When facing cases like this, it’s essential to have an experienced Kern wrongful death attorney specializing in fatal side-impact collision to conduct an independent investigation.
Attorneys have the resources that can help them succesfully prove the negligence of the liable party. They can re-interview important witnesses, review relevant surveillance footage from the scene, and obtain phone and texting records of the responsible party.
Kern Wrongful Death Attorney for Victims of Fatal Side-Impact Collisions
Suddenly losing a loved one due to a fatal car accident can be painful and overwhelming. While waiting for the results of the official investigation, the victim’s family is entitled to pursue a wrongful death claim with the help of their attorney.
Attorneys can help their clients receive financial compensation for their medical bills, funeral expenses, pain and suffering of the victim’s family, wages the decedent would have earned in their lifetime, and loss of companionship.
Attorneys can also serve as a helpful legal guide for the victims during this difficult time. They will vigorously fight for their client’s rights and best interests while ensuring that the liable party will be held accountable for their negligence.
If you have a nagging suspicion that someone is to blame for the death of your spouse or family member, contact Arash Law. We have the resources you need to pursue justice for wrongful death, as well as the experience to ensure that you get fair compensation. We’re conveniently located throughout the state of California with offices in Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Francisco, Riverside, Orange County, San Diego, and are more than happy to visit you at your home or office. Call (888) 488-1391 for a FREE Consultation with a wrongful death attorney in California.