Bakersfield, CA – Fatal Accident on I-5 South of Taft Hwy takes One Life
Bakersfield, CA (April 12, 2021) – Officers with the California Highway Patrol are currently investigating a fatal accident that occurred on a roadway in Bakersfield on Monday, April 12. The incident was reported to have taken place on Interstate 5 just south of Taft Highway.
According to information provided by various sources, a driver identified as 54-year-old Scott Charles Page, an Oroville resident, was headed south on I-5 at a high rate of speed. His vehicle drifted into the center median causing him to overcorrect, resulting in an accident.
His 2004 Nissan Murano spun out of control over both southbound lanes before turning over onto its roof on the west side of the roadway. A passenger present in the vehicle at the time, who has not currently been identified, was ejected from the vehicle during the crash.
The passenger was pronounced deceased shortly after the incident occurred by medical professionals who responded to the scene. Page sustained injuries deemed minor in nature and was transported to Kern Medical Center for treatment.
He was arrested on suspected drugged driving charges. The police in Bakersfield continue to investigate.
We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Accidents in Bakersfield
Being involved in a car crash 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. More than 900 victims lose their lives in accidents involving trucks. 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.
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