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Oildale, CA – Motorcyclist Fatally Struck by Semi-Truck on Merle Haggard Dr near Airport Dr

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Oildale, CA (July 26, 2021) – A motorcyclist lost their life on Friday, July 23, at around 12:15 a.m. in Oildale. According to reports, the crash happened on Merle Haggard Drive near Airport Drive. 

A semi was traveling the wrong way on Merle Haggard when it struck the motorcyclist. The motorcyclist was pronounced deceased at the scene but has not been identified at this time. 

It remains unclear whether or not the semi-truck driver sustained any injuries in the wreck. Police continue to investigate. 

The roadway was closed while responders worked to secure the area. Delays in traffic were observed and local motorists were forced to find alternative routes. 

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

Motorcycle Collisions in Oildale

In California, more than 500 people lose their lives in motorcycle accidents each year. Additionally, 14,000 riders are left to endure pain and suffering due to their crash-related injuries. In a collision, motorcycle riders are totally unprotected, which greatly increases their odds of sustaining serious injuries like traumatic brain injuries, broken bones, and crippling spinal cord injuries that will need expensive and lengthy medical care. What’s worse, injured riders are often physically unable to work for months or even years as they recover. 

If you have sustained injuries in a motorcycle collision, you will most likely be contacted by insurance adjusters who want you to accept a lowball settlement as quickly as possible. Speaking with the insurance companies is never in your best interest without the assistance of an attorney, especially in the event that your crash was indeed caused by negligence. Usually, 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 Bakersfield 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 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.

If you have recently lost a loved one due to the negligence of another person on the road, the wrongful death attorneys in Bakersfield at Torem & Associates may be able to help you collect full and fair financial compensation for your losses.

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 Bakersfield 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.  

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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