Bakersfield, CA – One Killed, Two Injured in Motorcycle Accident on Comanche Dr at Sunset Blvd
Bakersfield, CA (April 16, 2021) – Officers say that a 19-year-old motorcycle driver was killed after a wreck with a 2004 Chevy Suburban that occurred on Thursday afternoon, April 15.
Police were dispatched to the scene around 1:43 p.m. The wreck occurred on Comanche Drive, north of Sunset Boulevard, according to a California Highway Patrol report.
The report states that the Suburban driver was stopped on the right shoulder of southbound Comanche Drive while towing a utility trailer. The driver then attempted to make a U-turn, putting his vehicle directly in the path of a 2010 Kawasaki EX250J that was traveling south on Comanche Drive.
The motorcycle collided with the Suburban and the driver was ejected from the motorcycle, the report says.
The motorcycle driver sustained major injuries and was transported to Kern Medical Center via ambulance for treatment. The motorcyclist later succumbed to their injuries. Both the driver of the Suburban and his passenger sustained minor to moderate injuries, the report says. They were also transported to Kern Medical for treatment.
The motorcyclist’s identity has not been released, and the investigation into the collision is ongoing.
We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims in hopes of a full recovery.
Motorcycle Accidents in California
Motorcycle accidents claim the lives of more than 500 people each year. Another 14,000 motorcyclists are left to endure overwhelming pain and suffering from injuries. Motorcyclists are completely exposed during collisions, which drastically increases their chances of broken bones, brain injuries, and debilitating spinal cord injuries that demand extensive and costly medical treatment. To make matters even worse, injured motorcyclists are often forced out of work for several months or even years as they recover.
If you are involved in a motorcycle accident, you will most likely be approached by insurance companies who appear to be on your side only to try to pursue you to encourage you to accept lowball settlement offers. Accepting an offer from an insurance company may not be in your best interest. Quite often, insurance companies offer the minimum amount of compensation to accident victims as a way to encourage them to sign over their legal rights. This often prevents victims from getting the compensation they need for medical treatment, lost wages, and various other costs they face from their accidents. Instead, it is crucial to reach out to a motorcycle accident attorney in California as soon as possible. You may have options available to help you move forward after being harmed in an accident.
The personal injury attorneys at Torem & Associates in Los Angeles have extensive experience helping our clients collect full and fair compensation after being injured in an accident. We provide aggressive and effective legal guidance that ensures accident victims are in the best position possible to cover the costs of medical care and various other financial obligations as they move forward from their accidents. Our team conducts an independent investigation into every case for our clients to ensure no detail goes unnoticed. We put together solid claims that ensure victims are in the best position possible to prove their case and get the justice they deserve. Contact our personal injury attorneys in California at (888) 500-5000 to see how we can help you.
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