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Bakersfield, CA – Fatal Hit & Run Crash Takes 1 Life on SR 223 near SR 184

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Bakersfield, CA (August 22, 2021) – A man has lost his life after he was involved in a hit-and-run collision on Thursday, August 19. The crash was reported at around 8:45 p.m. on State Route 223 near State Route 184. 

Information from preliminary reports shows that a motorcyclist was traveling south on SR-184 on a 2020 Suzuki motorcycle approaching SR-223. They were located in the number one lane going about 75 miles per hour. A dark-colored SUV was headed north on SR-184 approaching SR-223 at around 25 miles per hour. 

The two vehicles collided for reasons still being investigated by authorities. Information from officials states that the left side of the SUV and the left handlebars of the Suzuki collided. 

The rider was ejected from the motorcycle as it overturned due to the crash. The motorcyclist was pronounced deceased on-site. The driver of the SUV left the scene without stopping to call for help or render aid. The motorcyclist has not been identified at this time. 

Police in Bakersfield continue to investigate. We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased. 

Fatal Accidents in Bakersfield

California is one of the most heavily populated states in the nation. With its year-round nice weather and abundant entertainment, the Golden State is a popular destination for vacationers and tourists as well. Sadly, more people usually means more accidents. On average, California sees almost 500,000 car accidents per year. This is a higher annual accident rate than any other US state. More than 250,000 sustain injuries and over 3,500 lose their lives in these collisions. Daily, over 400 people are hurt in car accidents in California. 

Losing a loved one under any circumstances can be challenging to accept. Knowing that your loved one lost their life in a preventable accident just makes the situation even more emotional. Not only are families forced to endure endless mental and emotional suffering, but they are often required to spend tens of thousands of dollars on medical treatment, property damages, funeral services, and more. After enduring the loss of a loved one in an accident, caused by the negligent actions of others, families can reach out to a wrongful death attorney in Bakersfield to explore legal options available to them moving forward.

Based on the kind of car accident, the odds of critical and life-threatening injuries may be higher for certain people. There are many instances where car accident victims receive traumatic brain injuries, injuries to their spinal cord, broken and fractured bones, as well as additional injuries that leave them to deal with emotional trauma and overwhelming physical pain. 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.

In the horrible circumstance that you have lost a loved one due to the negligence or carelessness of another driver, allow a wrongful death attorney in Houston to help you figure out what to do next. You may be entitled to significant financial compensation that can cover things like funeral costs, outstanding medical bills, and more. 

Working with an aggressive and skilled legal team in the aftermath of your car accident can make a huge difference in your ability to recover. Since 1983, the Bakersfield personal injury attorneys at Torem & Associates have helped thousands of victims throughout California defend their legal rights after being injured in accidents that were caused by reckless and negligent drivers.

We provide reliable and aggressive legal representation to make sure that our clients are in the best position possible to move forward, get the medical treatment they need for their injuries and recovery. If you have been injured in an accident, and you believe a negligent driver caused your accident, contact our personal injury law firm 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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