A 23-year-old man identified as Eric Enriquez was killed in a fatal two-vehicle traffic collision in Bakersfield on Wednesday morning, August 19.
According to the initial reports from the Kearn County coroner’s office, the fatal collision transpired around 5:01 a.m. Two unspecified vehicles collided head-on at the intersection of Hosking Avenue and Monitor Street for unknown reasons.
How the collision occurred and what caused it is currently unclear. Enriquez was immediately transported to the Kern Medical Center, where he was later pronounced dead.
Fatal Accident Investigation is Underway
The California Highway Patrol is currently trying to determine what caused the deadly crash to occur through their official investigation. Head-on collisions, like in this case, typically occur on a traffic light, stop sign, or blind intersections and on freeways. Distracted driving, speeding, or an illegal lane change are common factors of these types of accidents.
When facing cases like this, it’s essential to have an experienced Bakersfield accident attorney specializing in fatal car accidents to conduct an independent investigation. Attorneys have the resources to collect proper evidence that can help in proving the negligence of the guilty party. Attorneys will re-interview important witnesses, review related surveillance footage from the scene, and obtain phone and texting records of the guilty party.
Kern County Wrongful Death Attorney for Victims of Head-On Collisions
The sudden death of a loved one caused by a fatal head-on collision can leave the victim’s family emotionally overwhelmed and vulnerable.
The victim’s family is encouraged to pursue a wrongful death claim while waiting for the official investigation results. Through the wrongful death claim, the victim’s family can demand compensation for the damages (such as loss of income and companionship, pain and suffering, and emotional distress) that the accident has caused them.
Attorneys can serve as a helpful legal guide for the grieving family while ensuring that their rights and best interests are protected. They will also vigorously fight for their client’s rights and ensure that they receive the justice that they deserve by proving the negligence of the guilty party.
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 and the experience to ensure that you get fair compensation. We’re conveniently located throughout California with offices in Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Francisco, Riverside, Orange County, and San Diego. We are more than happy to visit you at your home or office.