Bakersfield, CA – One Dead, One Seriously Injured in Truck Crash on Hwy 43
Bakersfield, CA (July 10, 2021) – A 61-year-old man from Bakersfield was seriously injured on Thursday, July 8th during a collision between two tractor-trailers in southwest Bakersfield.
The accident took place at about 5:10 a.m. on Highway 43 between Munzer Road and Panama Lane when a 1990 International tractor-trailer driven by a 42-year-old man from Laton was traveling southbound on Highway 43 he drifted off the righthand side of the road.
The truck driver then overcorrected, and his vehicle traveled directly into the path of a northbound Peterbilt tractor-trailer driven by a 61-year-old Bakersfield resident, causing the two to collide.
The impact knocked the International on its side. It then slid down the highway and went on fire. The Peterbilt traveled off the opposite side of the highway and came to rest in an orchard.
The driver of the International was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the Peterbilt was taken by ambulance to Kern Medical in serious condition.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and his family in hopes of a full recovery.
Truck Accidents in Bakersfield
Even though a majority of motor vehicle collisions end with only minor injuries to the people involved, additional tens of thousands of victims will necessitate hospitalization, surgeries, and emergency medical treatment for their injuries. Based on the kind of car accident, the probability of severe and life-threatening injury may be greater for certain people.
Over 400 victims sustain injuries in vehicle crashes throughout California each day. The consequences of an accident often create an overwhelming source of anxiety in a victim’s life. Typically, victims are filled with questions and doubt and unsure of how to move forward.
There are many instances where road accident victims endure traumatic brain injuries, injuries to their spinal cord, fractured and broken bones, as well as additional injuries that leave them to deal with overwhelming physical pain and emotional trauma.
Along with the mental and physical suffering and pain that victims must endure, they are often faced with mounting medical bills while being forced to take time off of work for their injuries. When people are hurt in accidents resulting from negligent and reckless drivers, they should reach out to a truck accident attorney in California as soon as possible. Victims are most likely entitled to financial compensation to help mitigate the financial burdens they will inevitably face moving forward in their lives.
Working with an aggressive and skilled legal team in the aftermath of your truck accident can make a major difference in your capacity for recovery. Since 1983, California personal injury attorneys at Torem & Associates have helped thousands of victims throughout Los Angeles County and southern California safeguard their legal rights after being injured in accidents that were caused by reckless and negligent drivers.
Our attorneys are devoted to helping our clients get the justice they are entitled to after suffering financial, physical, and mental damages as a result of another person’s negligence.
We provide reliable and aggressive legal representation to make sure that our clients are in the best possible position for moving forward, get the medical treatment they require for their injuries and rehabilitation. If you have been injured in an accident, 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.
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