Bakersfield, CA – Fatal Two-Car Crash on Hwy 99 near Hwy 58 on-ramp
Bakersfield, CA (August 9, 2021) – A man from Alhambra, aged 58, lost his life in a two-vehicle crash in Bakersfield on Thursday, August 5. The incident was reported to officials in the area at around 9:30 p.m.
Sources indicate that the incident occurred on Highway 99 near the on-ramp for Highway 58. Preliminary reports indicate that a 2005 Ford sedan rear-ended a 2012 Ford two-axle truck which caused a crash between the two vehicles.
The incident was reported to have taken place due to slow traffic flow and the unsafe travel speed of the 2005 Ford. Firefighters had to extricate the driver, though he lost his life a few moments later.
Medics then rendered aid to the driver of the 2012 Ford who sustained minor injuries in the crash. Currently, the identities of those involved have not been released.
Authorities continue to investigate. Nothing further has been reported at this time.
Our thoughts are with everyone involved. We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the deceased.
Bakersfield Car Wrecks
Auto accidents in California take place too often, most likely due to the very high population there. Recently compiled statistics concerning the number of annual auto accidents in the Golden State reveal that nearly 500,000 auto accidents happen per year in CA. This means that there are thousands of people across the state suffering from injuries and losses concerning car accidents at any given time. The personal injury attorneys at Torem & Associates understand how difficult dealing with the aftermath of an accident can be. You may have questions regarding the worth of your insurance claim. Maybe you’re wondering how long it will take to receive a full and fair settlement. An auto accident attorney in Bakersfield from Torem & Associates will provide you with simple, succinct answers concerning property damage, medical bill coverage, lost wages, and more. We will also help you fill out all the necessary legal paperwork and negotiate with the insurance companies for you. We will even take your case to court if need be.
Many victims are ushered from the site of collisions and admitted into hospitals for treatment. Having to go through emergency surgery and spent days or even weeks in hospitals can be overwhelming. Many people feel confused, scared, and unsure of how to move forward after being involved in an accident.
At Torem & Associates, our personal injury attorneys in Bakersfield 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.
In many cases, accident victims are able to recover compensation to cover both economic and non-economic damages, including:
- Medical costs
- Long-term care costs
- Lost wages/lost earnings
- Vehicle repair or replacements
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Punitive damages
- And more
In cases where victims lose their lives in accidents, surviving relatives may be entitled to compensation for funeral costs, burial fees, loss of consortium, and various other damages.
When victims are injured in accidents as a result of 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 possible. Victims may be entitled to compensation to help alleviate the financial burdens they face moving forward.
Our California personal injury attorneys at Torem & Associates are waiting to answer your questions about what constitutes negligence or the definition of a “severe injury.” If we determine that your collision meets both of these criteria, we will then begin building your claim immediately. Call our law firm today at (888) 500-5000 to discuss legal options available for you. You do not have to face an issue of this magnitude on your own. We are here to help you through the complicated legal process, every step of the way. Call us at your earliest convenience to discuss how you can collect financial compensation depending on the circumstances of your collision.
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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