Bakersfield, CA – One Killed in Collision With Dump Truck on Taft Hwy at Elk Hills Rd
Bakersfield, CA (November 29, 2021) – A man from Bakersfield man died after a rollover accident on Taft Highway on Monday, November 29th.
At about 9:10 a.m., the California Highway Patrol responded to the intersection of Taft Highway and Elk Hills Road for reports of a collision involving a pick-up truck and a dump truck.
According to sources, a 38-year-old man from Bakersfield traveling westbound and an eastbound dump truck collided head-on on Taft Highway.
The man was pronounced dead at the scene.
The dump truck operator sustained non-critical injuries.
The eastbound and westbound lanes of Taft Highway were shut down at Elk Hills Road for about two hours for road clean-up and investigation.
The identity of the man who died will be released by the Kern County Coroner’s Office at a later time.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and his family in hopes of a full recovery.
Truck Accidents in California
Almost 3,000 victims are injured or killed in tractor-trailer accidents across Southern California every year. Commercial vehicles can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds, meaning they have the potential to cause catastrophic injuries to those involved in collisions. This is particularly true when victims are traveling in smaller vehicles.
Although most commercial vehicle accidents are preventable, they continue to have negative consequences for drivers sharing the road. Commercial vehicles are far larger than other vehicles, which raises the odds of them causing severe injuries to the occupants of another vehicle.
In many cases, victims sustain traumatic injuries that require hospitalization, therapy, and various types of medical treatment both immediately and long-term.
Bakersfield Truck Accident Lawyers
Since 1983, Bakersfield personal injury lawyers at Torem & Associates have helped numerous vicious throughout California protect their legal rights after being injured in truck accidents caused by the negligent and reckless actions of others. Our team is dedicated to helping our clients get the justice they deserve after enduring overwhelming mental, physical, and financial consequences as a result of another person’s negligence.
The mental, physical, and emotional consequences of semi-truck accidents are often overwhelming. 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 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.
We provide effective and aggressive legal representation to ensure our clients are in the best position possible to move forward, get the medical treatment they need for their injuries and recovery. If you’ve been injured in a collision, and you believe a negligent driver caused your accident, contact our California personal injury attorneys 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.
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