Bakersfield, CA – Drunk Driver Kills 3 in Car Accident on Weedpatch Hwy near Smith Rd
Bakersfield, CA (November 28, 2021) – Three people lost their lives in a head-on accident that happened on a highway in Bakersfield on the morning of Friday, November 26. Just before 2:30 a.m, the wreck was reported to the California Highway Patrol.
One woman was arrested for drunk driving in connection with the crash, officials said. The incident occurred along Weedpatch Highway near Smith Road when a Jeep Cherokee driven by Marcia Luqueleyson, 38, crossed into the northbound lane from the southbound lane and crashed into a Toyota Corolla.
Two passengers present in Luqueleyson’s vehicle, as well as the Corolla’s driver, were pronounced deceased on-site. Luqueleyson suffered severe injuries and was transported to Kern Medical, according to police.
Both northbound and southbound lanes on the Weedpatch Highway were blocked for approximately three hours while emergency crews worked at the scene. No further information has been reported at this time.
We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased victims.
California Traffic Accidents
Auto accidents throughout California claim the lives of more than 3,400 people each year. Although the majority of vehicle collisions are preventable, we continue to witness the impacts they have on families throughout our state. In fact, statistics show that more than 80% of accidents occur as a result of another driver’s reckless or negligent actions.
The leading causes of crashes in our state include driving while impaired, careless driving, speeding, distracted driving and disregarding traffic control devices. In many cases, families of those killed are left to deal with overwhelming mental and emotional consequences while trying to pick up the pieces of their lives and move forward.
Wrongful Death Attorneys in Bakersfield
When victims are killed in accidents resulting from the negligence of others, it is crucial that their families reach out to a wrongful death attorney in Bakersfield as soon as possible. Although we understand that no amount of compensation could ever take away a family’s pain and suffering, compensation can help grieving families cover the costs of burial and funeral expenses and alleviate the impact of lost wages moving forward.
With nearly four decades of experience, the Bakersfield car accident attorneys at Torem & Associates have helped thousands of families hold wrongdoers accountable and get the justice they deserve for their loved ones. Being able to focus on moving forward after experiencing a loss is something our law firm is dedicated to helping our clients do. We work hard to help families protect their legal rights and best interests. If your loved one lost their life in a collision, and you believe negligence played a role, contact our personal injury attorneys in Bakersfield at (888) 500-5000 to see how we can help you. Our team is available to meet with you and discuss legal options available to help you recover.
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