Bakersfield, CA – One Person Killed in Auto Accident on Hwy 99 near Lerdo Hwy
Bakersfield, CA (December 6, 2021) – One person has lost their life after their involvement in a car accident on Friday, December 3. The wreck happened in Bakersfield and was reported at approximately 8:30 p.m.
Sources say that the incident occurred along Highway 99 near the Lerdo Highway. The driver of a Nissan pickup truck collided with a semi that was parked on the side of the road.
Information from the California Highway Patrol states that the driver lost their life at the scene of the crash. Their identity has not been reported at this time.
Authorities in Bakersfield continue to investigate the details of the accident. No further information is currently available.
We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased victim.
California Vehicle Accidents
Being involved in a car crash can have a lasting impact on the lives of victims and their families. More than 270,000 accidents take place in our state each year. Although we want everyone to walk away from accidents without any issues, this is not the case.
Automobile accidents throughout the state of California claim the lives of more than 3,200 people each year. The vast majority of these accidents are caused by human error. In fact, statistics show that reckless driving, negligence, speeding, driving while impaired, and other careless actions while operating vehicles contribute to around 80% of collisions each year.
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 lawyer in Bakersfield to explore legal options available to them moving forward.
Bakersfield Auto Crash Attorneys
As if dealing with the devastation of a loss was not enough, many families have to put forth tens of thousands of dollars to cover the burial costs of their loved ones. 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 to costs of burial and funeral expenses and alleviate the impact of lost wages moving forward.
With forty years 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 defend their legal rights.
If your loved one lost their life in a collision, and you believe negligence played a role, contact our Bakersfield personal injury attorneys 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.
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.Categories: