Bakersfield, CA – Three-Vehicle Collision on Truxtun Ave near Bahamas Dr
Bakersfield, CA (July 14, 2021) – Officials in Bakersfield are currently investigating an auto accident that occurred in Central Bakersfield on the evening of Monday, July 12. Two drivers were taken to the hospital after they sustained injuries.
The wreck was reported to have taken place in the 4100 block of Truxtun Avenue near Bahamas Drive at around 7:42 p.m. The driver of a truck lost control and veered into the eastbound lanes of traffic, causing two other wrecks.
The impact of the two consecutive collisions caused the truck to roll over and catch fire. The driver was rescued from the vehicle by a witness, according to reports.
The other two drivers involved suffered injuries, though only one was transported to an area hospital with injuries. The names of those involved have not been released at this time.
Police in Bakersfield continue to investigate the circumstances of the accident. Our thoughts are with everyone involved. We hope for their full recovery.
Car Accidents in Bakersfield
One of the most devastating experiences to go through is being injured in a car accident. This is mostly due to the fact that victims are usually left with painful, sometimes life-altering injuries that demand extensive, often expensive medical treatment.
In California, over 150,000 people are injured and require hospitalization annually as a result of injuries sustained in traffic-related incidents. Usually, injured victims are transported from the site of the crash and admitted into hospitals for treatment. Some injuries require emergency surgery and days or even weeks spent in hospitals. This usually means lost wages for most people, which can be extremely stressful. Especially when they are faced with the costs associated with their accident on top of their regular bills. Many people feel scared, confused, and generally unsure of how to move forward after being involved and injured in an accident.
When victims sustain injuries in accidents due to the negligence of other motorists sharing the road, it is crucial that they reach out to a car accident attorney in California as soon as they can. Injured accident victims may be entitled to financial compensation that can help alleviate some or all of the financial burdens they may face moving forward. Oftentimes, crash victims are able to recover compensation to cover both economic and non-economic damages, including:
- Long-term care expenses
- Medical bills
- Vehicle repairs/replacement
- Lost wages
- Mental turmoil
- Pain and suffering
- Punitive damages
In cases where victims lose their lives, surviving relatives may be entitled to compensation for funeral costs, burial fees, loss of consortium, and various other damages.
At Torem & Associates, our personal injury attorneys in California strive to ensure victims are in the best position possible to move forward after their accidents and reach their immediate and long-term goals. Our attorneys work diligently to protect the legal rights of victims after being injured in preventable accidents.
If you have been injured in a preventable accident, contact our personal injury attorneys in California at (888) 500-5000 to discuss legal options available for you. Our team is available to meet with you, at your earliest convenience, to discuss legal options available to help you obtain the compensation you need and deserve moving forward.
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.Categories: