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Bakersfield, CA – Crash on I-5 Freeway Claims the Lives of Two Victims

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Bakersfield, CA (August 17, 2020) – An accident that took place on Sunday afternoon claimed the lives of two victims in the Bakersfield area. Just before 3 p.m., on August 16, the California Highway Patrol responded to the scene of a motor vehicle accident on Interstate 5 Freeway.

Reports provided by authorities show that a Ford F-150 truck was traveling south on Interstate 5 Freeway when it swerved to avoid debris and crossed over the centerline. The pickup truck collided head-on with a Honda SUV near the area of Highway 166 and crashed into a semi-truck.

The impact of the crash caused the SUV to roll over and go off the roadway. A 15-year-old female and a 56-year-old woman were both killed in the accident. Three passengers inside the SUV were seriously injured. All three victims were rushed to area hospitals for treatment. The driver of the pickup truck sustained minor injuries in the crash. At this time, the cause of the collision remains under investigation.

Our thoughts are with the victims injured in this accident. We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the families of both victims who lost their lives in this accident.

Fatal Car Accidents in California

Auto accidents throughout California claim the lives of more than 3,400 people each year. These accidents are often preventable, yet more than 80% of accidents occur as a result of another driver’s reckless or negligent actions. The leading causes of crashes in our state include driving while impaired, careless driving, speeding, distracted driving, and disregarding traffic control devices. In many cases, families of those killed are left to deal with overwhelming mental and emotional consequences while trying to pick up the pieces of their lives and move forward.

As if dealing with overwhelming grief was not enough, numerous families are required to put forth tens of thousands of dollars to cover the funeral costs of their loved ones. When victims are killed in accidents resulting from the negligence of others, it is crucial that their families reach out to a wrongful death attorney in California as soon as possible. Although we understand that no amount of compensation could ever take away a family’s pain and suffering, compensation can help grieving families cover to costs of burial and funeral expenses and alleviate the impact of lost wages moving forward.

With nearly four decades of experience, the California car accident attorneys at Torem & Associates have helped thousands of families hold wrongdoers accountable and get the justice they deserve for their loved ones. Being able to focus on moving forward after experiencing a loss is something our team at Torem.com is dedicated to helping our clients do. We work hard to help families protect their legal rights and best interests. If your loved one lost their life in a collision, and you believe negligence played a role, contact our personal injury attorneys in Bakersfield at (888) 500-5000 to see how we can help you.

Note: Our team of writers utilizes secondary sources when creating these posts.  These sources include but are not limited to local news reports, police accident reports, and eyewitness accounts about serious injury accidents in Bakersfield.  For that reason, the details surrounding the incident have not been independently verified by our team of writers.  If you locate any information that is not correct in our post, please contact our firm right away so that we correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available.  

Disclaimer: Our firm, Torem & Associates, has worked hard to become valued members of the local business community.  We write these posts as a way to bring awareness to the dangers of driving or being a passenger in any type of automobile accident. We hope that through awareness, people will use additional caution when out on the roadways in Bakersfield and throughout California to prevent being seriously injured in a crash. This post is not intended to be a solicitation for business. The information provided in this post is meant to be informational and is not intended to be misconstrued as legal or medical advice. The photos used in the post are not representative of the actual accident scene. 


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