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Bakersfield, CA – Christopher Durr Killed in Collision on Copus Rd

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Bakersfield, CA (February 10, 2021) – One man was killed during a collision between his vehicle and a Peterbilt truck carrying two dump trailers both hauling dry asphalt on Tuesday, February 9th.

Police reports show that the accident took place at about 2:05 p.m. on Copus Road in the area of Highway 99 when a Kia Rio driving westbound on Copus Road veered into the eastbound lane and collided with an oncoming tractor-trailer.   

The force of the impact caused the trailers to roll and scatter dry asphalt on the roadway as well as extensively damaging both vehicles.  

Upon their arrival, police discovered that the driver of the Kia, who has since been identified as 21-year-old Christopher Lewis Durr, a resident of Lancaster, had sustained fatal injuries. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

The driver of the tractor-trailer, a 56-year-old male, suffered injuries believed to be non-life-threatening. He was transported via ambulance to Kern Medical for emergency treatment.

Both lanes of travel on Copus Road were closed from Interstate 5 to Highway 99 for around seven hours for investigation and roadway cleanup.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim, Mr. Christopher Lewis Durr, at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and his family in hopes of a full recovery.

Injury Accidents in Bakersfield

More than 400 people are injured in auto collisions across the state of California every single day. The aftermath of a collision is a stressful and overwhelming period in a person’s life. Quite often, victims are overcome with questions and uncertainty and not sure of how to move forward. Although the majority of auto accidents result in minor injuries to those involved, tens of thousands of people require hospitalization and emergency medical treatment for their injuries. Depending on the type of collision, the chances of serious and life-threatening injuries can be higher. There are numerous cases where accident victims sustain brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, broken bones, and other injuries that leave them with overwhelming pain.

To add to the mental and physical pain and suffering victims endure, they often face towering medical bills while being forced out of work for their injuries. When victims are injured in collisions resulting from negligent and reckless drivers, they should reach out to a car accident attorney in California as soon as possible. Victims may be entitled to compensation to help alleviate the financial burdens they face moving forward.

Working with a skilled and aggressive legal team in the aftermath of your crash can make an enormous difference in your ability to recover. Since 1983, California personal injury attorneys at Torem & Associates have helped thousands of people throughout Los Angeles County and southern California protect their legal rights after being harmed in accidents caused by negligent and reckless drivers. Our attorneys are committed to helping our clients get the justice they truly deserve after suffering mental, physical, and financial damages as a result of another person’s negligence. We provide aggressive and trusted legal representation to ensure our clients are in the best position possible to move forward, get the medical treatment they need for their injuries and recovery. If you’ve been injured in a collision, and you believe a negligent driver caused your accident, contact our personal injury law firm in Los Angeles 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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