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Bakersfield, CA – Eleazar Rivera Mejia Killed in Semi-Truck Crash on Comanche Dr near Hermosa Rd

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Bakersfield, CA (October 18, 2021) – A man identified as Eleazar Rivera Mejia, 32, of Arvin, lost his life in a head-on crash with a semi-truck in Bakersfield on Saturday, October 16. The incident was reported to local authorities just before 7:00 p.m.

Reports indicate that Mejia’s vehicle was headed south on Comanche Drive near Hermosa Road at an unknown speed when, for unknown reasons, it was involved in a head-on crash with an on-coming semi. Information from the California Highway Patrol states that Mejia was pronounced deceased at the scene by paramedics. 

The semi truck’s driver sustained no injuries in the wreck. Mejia’s vehicle was reported to have collided with the semi and then a concrete pole. At this time, it remains unclear if anyone else was injured in the accident. 

Authorities in Bakersfield continue to investigate the details of the incident. Southbound traffic on Comanche Drive was blocked at Muller Road while responders worked to secure the scene. No further information is available at this time. 

We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of Eleazar Rivera Mejia at this time. Our thoughts are with everyone involved and affected by this fatal traffic collision in Bakersfield. 

Truck Accidents in Bakersfield

More than 2,900 people are injured in truck accidents throughout California each year. Commercial vehicles can weigh up to 80,000 pounds, which means they have the potential to cause catastrophic injuries to victims involved in collisions. This is particularly true when victims are traveling in smaller vehicles. The mental, physical, and emotional consequences of semi-truck accidents are often overwhelming. 

There are many instances where traffic accidents are caused by the actions of other motorists. These accidents can include people texting or using cellphones while driving, drunk driving, speeding, ignoring traffic control devices, and engaging in unsafe driving behaviors. To make matters even worse, victims often face stacking medical bills, lost wages, and thousands of dollars in bills to replace or repair their vehicles.

 When victims are injured in truck collisions resulting from negligent and reckless drivers, they should 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.

Truck Accident Attorneys in Bakersfield

Working with a skilled and aggressive legal team in the aftermath of your crash can make an enormous difference in your ability to recover. Since 1983, personal injury attorneys in Bakersfield at Torem & Associates have helped protect the legal rights of numerous victims injured in truck accidents caused by negligence. Our team is dedicated to helping our injured clients get the justice and financial compensation they are entitled to after enduring overwhelming consequences that arose due to another driver’s negligent actions. 

We have been providing aggressive and effective legal representation for decades. We work hard to ensure our clients are in the best possible position to move on and recover from their injuries as quickly and as seamlessly as possible. 

If you’ve been injured in a collision caused by negligence, contact our personal injury law firm in Bakersfield at (888) 500-5000 to see how we can help you. By scheduling a free case evaluation, we will review the circumstances surrounding your accident and determine what legal options are available to help you get the justice you deserve.

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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