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Bakersfield, CA – Teenager Dies in Vehicle Rollover on Hwy 178 near Beale Ave Exit

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Bakersfield, CA (July 13, 2021) – A 17-year-old boy died in a single-vehicle accident on Highway 178 in Bakersfield on Sunday, July 13th.

The Kern County Coroner said the teenager was a passenger in a vehicle that flipped in the westbound lanes of Highway 178 near the Beale Avenue exit. The teen was seriously injured in the crash and was transported by paramedics to Kern Medical, where he was pronounced dead.

Police reports show that a Hyundai was exiting Highway 178 via the Beale Avenue off-ramp at about 9:45 p.m. when the driver swerved trying to avoid an object in the roadway, causing them to lose control of their vehicle. 

The Hyundai spun out of control, hit a raised asphalt curb, and flipped over onto its roof on the off-ramp.  The teenager was thrown from the vehicle during the impact.

The 22-year-old driver sustained non-critical injuries and refused on-site medical treatment.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.

Fatal Accidents in Bakersfield

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. For nearly four decades, California personal injury attorneys at Torem & Associates have advocated on behalf of accident victims throughout California to ensure they are able to get the compensation they need to move forward after being injured in car accidents. 

Motor vehicle accidents throughout the state of California leave more than 10,000 people injured every month. Many victims are left with brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and broken bones that require extensive medical treatment. In many cases, victims are simply not ready to put forth tens of thousands of dollars for surgery, medication, and hospitalization, much less the desire to pay an exorbitant amount of money for something they need as a result of another person’s actions. 

For this reason, our state provides avenues that accident victims can take to secure compensation for various costs they face after an accident. Working with a car accident attorney in California is your best at getting the justice and compensation you deserve.

If you’ve been injured in a car accident, and you believe that another motorist’s negligence played a role in your injuries, contact our personal injury attorneys in California at (888) 500-5000 to discuss legal options available for you. Our attorneys can meet with you at your earliest convenience to review the circumstances surrounding your crash to determine the best options for you to protect your legal rights and get the justice you deserve.

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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