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Bakersfield, CA – Fatal Tractor-Trailer Accident at Wildwood Rd & Sherwood Ave

Torem & Associates

Bakersfield, CA (September 10, 2021) – A fatal auto accident involving a tractor-trailer and a passenger vehicle took place on the morning of Friday, September 10 northwest of Waco in Bakersfield. Information from the California Highway Patrol states that the wreck occurred at around 7:15 a.m.

Other sources reveal that the incident took place at the intersection of Wildwood Road and Sherwood Avenue for reasons still under police investigation. At least one person lost their life in the collision, according to reports. 

The tractor-trailer involved in the wreck was hauling pistachios at the time, information from officials shows. 

Local drivers were urged to avoid the area while crews investigated the circumstances of the incident and assisted those involved at the scene. No further information has been provided at this time. 

We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased victim or victims. Our thoughts are with everyone involved. 

Traffic Accidents in Bakersfield

Traffic accidents are one of the most devastating things a person can go through, mostly because victims are usually left with painful injuries that demand extensive medical treatment. 

In California, more than 150,000 people are hospitalized annually as a result of injuries sustained in traffic-related incidents. A large percentage of these accidents involve trucks of all sizes, including pickup trucks and semis. Those involved in traffic accidents involving large trucks are often at risk of sustaining much more serious injuries. 

Many victims are transported 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 is another trauma in and of itself. Many people feel confused, scared, and unsure of how to move forward after being involved in an accident.

When victims are injured in truck accidents as a result of the negligence of other motorists sharing the road, it is crucial that they reach out to a truck accident attorney in Bakersfield as soon as possible. Victims may be entitled to compensation to help alleviate the financial burdens they face moving forward. In many cases, accident victims are able to recover compensation to cover both economic and non-economic damages, including:

  • Medical bills
  • Long-term care expenses
  • Lost income/lost earnings
  • Vehicle replacement or repair
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental distress
  • Punitive damages

In cases where victims are killed, surviving relatives may be entitled to compensation for funeral costs, burial fees, loss of consortium, and various other damages.

Bakersfield Wrongful Death Attorneys

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.

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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