Bakersfield, CA – Fatal Hit-&-Run on Highway 99
Bakersfield, CA (January 03, 2019) – Two people are dead following a hit-and-run accident along Highway 99 on Friday, January 3rd.
According to a local news source, the deadly collision happened at about 5:45 p.m. just south of the exit for Hosking Road.
Police reports indicate that a dark-colored Hyundai Elantra sedan ran into the back of a tractor-trailer that was traveling in the far right-hand lane. Subsequently, a second car ran into the Elantra, causing it to become wedged under the tractor-trailer.
Paramedics who were dispatched to the scene were able to confirm the deaths of two people involved.
A third person who was in the sedan was transported to a local hospital with undefined injuries.
The driver of the tractor-trailer initially fled the scene of the accident. He was allegedly spotted later, removing windshield remains from the back of his trailer along White Lane and was arrested for a felony hit-and-run.
We would like to offer our condolences to the family of the deceased victims at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Hit-and-Run Accidents in Bakersfield
According to California law, a hit-and-run accident takes place anytime a driver is involved in an accident with another car, a pedestrian, a cyclist, or an object, and then flees the scene having made no effort to identify themselves, or provide necessary aid to victims who might be in desperate need of help.
It makes no difference whether or not the absconding driver is culpable for the accident, fleeing the scene is still a criminal act. If you have been the victim of a hit-and-run accident, the first thing you should do is call the police so that they can immediately open an investigation that will help identify and apprehend the cowardly driver.
If you or someone you love has been injured or killed in a hit-and-run accident then you may be able to benefit from uninsured motorist coverage Here at the Los Angeles Injury Group, we will stand by your side throughout your case and make sure your rights are protected.