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Bakersfield, CA – Child Killed in Truck Crash on CA-99

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Bakersfield, CA (October 30, 2020) – A vehicle collision reported on Wednesday in the Bakersfield area has claimed the life of a young child. Just before noon on October 28, the California Highway Patrol was requested at the site of a crash on California State Highway 99.

According to reports provided by local authorities, a semi-truck was traveling down California State Highway 99. The semi-truck driver pulled into the number three lane and slowed down to wait for traffic near the Rosedale Highway.

A sedan occupied by a woman and her 10-year-old son slowed down behind the semi-truck as the vehicles waited. A semi-truck approached the sedan from behind but was not able to stop in time. As a result, the semi-truck crashed into the rear-end of the sedan, causing the can to move forward and crash into the semi-truck ahead of it.

The woman and her child were both pulled from the vehicle and rushed to area hospitals for the treatment of severe injuries. Authorities confirmed that the boy succumbed to his injuries while in the hospital. At this time, the cause of the crash remains under investigation.

Our thoughts are with the woman injured in this accident.

We would like to express our deepest condolences to the family of the child who lost his life in this accident.

Fatal Semi-Truck Accidents in California

Being involved in a vehicle accident can have a lasting impact on the lives of victims and their families. More than 270,000 accidents take place in our state each year. Although we want everyone to walk away from accidents without any issues, this is not the case. 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. Not only are families forced to endure endless mental and emotional suffering, but they are often required to spend tens of thousands of dollars on medical treatment, property damages, funeral services, and more. 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.  

DisclaimerOur 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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