Bakersfield, CA – Fatal Collision Near Stockdale Highway
Bakersfield, CA (July 31, 2018) – A fatal collision was reported Sunday night in Bakersfield. The collision happened near the Stockdale Highway around 10:00 and involved two vehicles. California Highway Patrol says that the force of the impact caused one of the cars to roll over. The cause of the collision is not known at this time. The vehicles were traveling in the southbound lane at the time of the crash.
Both the fire department and paramedic officials were quickly on scene tending to the injured victims. Unfortunately, one person suffered fatal injuries in the crash. The extent of any other injuries is not clear at this time. Highway Patrol officials have not identified the deceased individual.
The southbound lanes remained closed for investigation after the crash. California Highway Patrol is still investigating the collision. No further information is currently available.
Fatal Crashes in Southern California
Our thoughts and condolences go out to the victim of this Bakersfield fatal accident. We hope that anyone injured in the crash also has a speedy recovery.
Fatal car accidents come at a huge emotional cost for the surviving family members. A car accident happens suddenly and unexpectedly and the victim’s family has no time to seek closure or understanding as to why such an event could occur. The days and weeks after a fatal crash are a blur as families struggle to adjust following such a tragic event.
During this time, the family must make many important decisions. One of those decisions can be whether to pursue legal action against the individual responsible for the death. In California, a surviving family member can bring a claim for wrongful death against a person whose negligence caused the death to occur.
At the Los Angeles Injury Group, our firm is no stranger to Southern California wrongful death claims. We know the law and have experience dealing with these complex and often emotional claims. We focus on our clients and treat them like our own family.
For your free consultation with one of our Los Angeles wrongful death attorneys, call us today at 310-954-7248.