Lebec, CA – Six Injured, Including Three Children, in Crash on I-5
Lebec, CA (January 3, 2021) – A major collision reported in the Lebec area on Saturday sent several people to area hospitals with injuries. On January 2, authorities were requested to assist at the scene of a vehicle collision on Interstate 5.
Reports from the California Highway Patrol show that a GMC was traveling in the number 2 lane of northbound Interstate 5 when the vehicle became involved in a collision. The impact of the collision caused the vehicle to crash into a guardrail and overturn. The vehicle then continued down an embankment before coming to rest off of the road.
A 7-year-old child in the vehicle was severely injured in the accident. Two adults and a 9-year-old child sustained moderate injuries in the accident while a 2-year-old and a 27-year-old sustained minor injuries.
All six victims were transported to Kern Medical for treatment. At this time, the California Highway Patrol is investigating the accident.
Our thoughts are with the victims, their families, and everyone who was affected by this accident.
Car Accidents in California
Although we can take proactive measures toward ensuring we do not harm other motorists sharing the roads with us, there is no way to guarantee that other drivers will be as considerate. Regrettably, drivers cause life-changing accidents in our state every day. In fact, more than 410 people sustain injuries from automobile accidents across California daily. These accidents add up to more than 150,000 people harmed in some way by auto accidents each year.
Although many of these accidents result in minor injuries for those involved, tens of thousands of people are forced into area hospitals where they have to undergo extensive medical treatment for their injuries. In some cases, victims have to stay off work for several months as they go through therapy and endure the long and painful recovery process. Although it would be nice if everyone was able to overcome their injuries, thousands of people are left with permanent impairments each year as a result of their injuries.
There are numerous reasons why car accidents occur in our state. In many cases, victims are harmed as a result of distracted drivers sharing the road. Thousands of people are injured in accidents at intersections after drivers fail to yield the right of way while thousands more are harmed by impaired drivers. When victims are injured in accidents as a result of negligent drivers, they should consult with a car accident attorney in California as soon as possible. Working with a skilled and aggressive legal team in the aftermath of your crash can make an enormous difference in your ability to recover.
California car accident attorneys at Torem & Associates are committed to helping our clients by providing aggressive legal representation to ensure victims in Los Angeles and throughout Los Angeles County are able to hold wrongdoers accountable for their accidents. We strive to help accident victims recover full and fair compensation for medical treatment, lost wages, pain, and suffering, and various other damages they endure moving forward after being harmed. If you have been injured in a preventable accident, contact our personal injury attorneys in California at (888) 500-5000 to discuss legal options available for 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.
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