[05-17-2020] Kern County, CA – One Person Killed Due to a Traffic Collision in Bakersfield

A 16-year-old boy identified as Andon Alexander Urbina was killed in a car crash in Bakersfield on Sunday evening, May 17th.

Old River RoadAccording to the initial information provided by the California Highway Patrol, the accident occurred at around 6:27 p.m at Old River Road and Copus Road.

A car ran a stop sign at the intersection and was later struck by a passing semi-truck. The victim was riding in the sedan and was killed due to the severity of the collision. Other passengers in the vehicle reportedly sustained minor injuries.

The driver of the semi-truck was unharmed.

Fatal Car Accident Investigation is Underway

Local authorities are investigating the case and will determine the cause and the circumstances that led to the fatal accident.

According to the statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were 3,304 fatal car accidents in California in 2017. Although head-on collisions only represent 2 percent of accidents, they account for 10 percent of fatalities on U.S. roadways. These types of accidents are caused by a variety of reasons, such as distracted driving, drunk driving, and driver over-fatigue.

When facing cases like this, it’s vital to have a Bakersfield car accident attorney to conduct an independent investigation. Attorneys have the resources that can help them prove the negligence of the liable party. They can utilize their resources to re-interview important witnesses, review relevant surveillance footage from the scene, and obtain phone and texting records of the responsible party.


Wrongful Death Attorney for Victims of Fatal Accidents in Kern County

BakersfieldSuddenly losing a loved one due to a fatal traffic collision can be quite devastating. While waiting for the results of the official investigation, the victim’s family is encouraged to pursue a wrongful death claim with their attorney’s help.

The liable party will be required by law to provide financial compensation for the victim’s medical expenses, lost earnings, emotional trauma, and pain and suffering.

Attorneys can serve as a compassionate, helpful legal guide during this difficult time for the grieving family. 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. Attorneys can also negotiate with insurance companies on behalf of their clients to make sure that they are compensated fairly.

If you have a nagging suspicion that someone is to blame for the death or injury 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, and are happy to visit you at your home or office. Call (888) 488-1391 for a FREE Consultation with a car accident attorney in California.

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