Bakersfield, CA – Fatal Motorcycle Accident on Edison Hwy Near Sterling Rd
Bakersfield, CA (June 17, 2021) – Police aware called to investigate the scene of an accident that caused the death of at least one person on Wednesday, June 16th in East Bakersfield.
The California Highway Patrol stated that the crash occurred at about 5:00 a.m. on Edison Highway, in the area of Sterling Road when a Ford SUV driven by Isabel Morelos Lopez, 23, turned onto Edison Highway right in front of a motorcycle, which crashed into the SUV.
The motorcyclist, a 38-year-old male, sustained serious injuries. He was transported via ambulance to Kern Medical where he later passed away due to his injuries.
This accident is under investigation.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Motorcycle Accidents in Bakersfield
Motorcycle accidents cut short the lives of over 500 people every year. An additional 14,000 riders are left to deal with overwhelming pain and suffering from crash-related injuries. In a collision, motorcycle riders are fully exposed, which greatly increases their odds of sustaining broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, and crippling spinal cord injuries that will require lengthy and expensive medical treatments. To make things worse, injured riders are often physically unable to work for months or even years as they recover.
If you are injured in a motorcycle accident, you will inevitably be approached by insurance adjusters who seem to be on your side but are trying to get you to agree to a lowball settlement. Accepting a settlement from an insurance carrier is most likely not in your best interest. Typically, insurance companies offer the minimum amount of financial compensation to collision victims as a way to get them to sign over their legal rights to pursue additional damages.
Once they sign, the victim is prevented from continuing to seek the monetary compensation they need for medical care, lost income, and the many other costs they will eventually face arising 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.
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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