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Bakersfield, CA – Michael Paul Brashear Killed in Crash on Berkshire Rd

Torem & Associates

Bakersfield, CA (August 18, 2020) – Police in Bakersfield have identified the man who lost his life in a two-vehicle collision Thursday in the Southwest Bakersfield area. Just before 2:30 p.m., on Thursday, August 13, the Kern County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene of a major motor vehicle crash on Berkshire Road.

According to preliminary investigations from the Bakersfield Police Department, 30-year-old Michael Paul Brashear was driving in a silver sedan near the 3100 block of Berkshire Road when a pickup truck crashed into his vehicle head-on near Greenland Way. Brashear sustained fatal injuries in the crash. Emergency crews responded to the scene of the accident and declared the victim deceased at the scene. The driver of the pickup truck was injured in the accident. Medical personnel rendered treatment to the injured driver at the scene of the accident before transporting them to a local hospital for further treatment of injuries.

Police immediately secured the site of the crash on Berkshire Road near Greenland Way and began investigating to determine the cause of the crash. At this time, investigations surrounding the accident are ongoing.

We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Michael Paul Brashear. Our thoughts are with them at this time.

Our thoughts are with the victim injured in this accident. We hope for their full recovery.

Fatal Car Accidents in California

Automobile accidents throughout the state of California claim the lives of more than 3,200 people each year. The vast majority of these accidents are caused by human error. In fact, statistics show that reckless driving, negligence, speeding, driving while impaired, and other careless actions while operating vehicles contribute to around 80% of collisions each year. Losing a loved one under any circumstances can be challenging to accept. Knowing that your loved one lost their life in a preventable accident just makes the situation even more emotional. After enduring the loss of a loved one in an accident, caused by the negligent actions of others, families can reach out to a wrongful death attorney in California to explore legal options available to them moving forward.

For nearly four decades, the California car accident attorneys at Torem & Associates have helped guide families after losing loved ones in accidents resulting from the negligence of other motorists sharing the road. Our attorneys strive to help our clients better understand options available to them moving forward to ensure they are able to maximize their recoveries and get the justice they deserve for their loved ones. Through our keen attention to detail and extensive knowledge of personal injury laws in California, we are able to provide our clients with competent and trusted legal representation to help our clients win so they can hold wrongdoers accountable for their actions. If your loved one lost their life in a preventable accident, reach out to one of our personal injury attorneys in California by calling (888) 500-5000. Our team is available to meet with you and discuss legal options available to help you recover.

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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