According to a local news report, there was a fatal car crash on Thursday, May 16, 2019, leaving one victim dead and another seriously injured in Bakersfield.

Per the news source, the accident took place just after 4:00 p.m. when authorities responded to a vehicle crash. The police stated that a Buck Lacrosse struck a curb while traveling southbound on Old River Road, just north of White Lane. As a result of this, the vehicle lost a tire. Then, the car failed to stop and went through an intersection, before crashing into a traffic signal pole.

Per the Bakersfield Police, a woman was the passenger and suffered major injuries. When emergency medical personnel responded, she was pronounced dead at the scene.

Furthermore, the male driver suffered serious injuries and was transported to a local hospital. No names were released in the news report, pending the notification of next-of-kin.

The Bakersfield Police Department issued a statement, saying that they do not know whether or not alcohol or drugs were a factor in the crash. The cause of the crash remains under investigation and new details will be reported at a later time as authorities are working to determine the cause of the motor vehicle accident and liability.

Per the news article, anyone with information regarding this accident is asked to call BPD at (661) 327-7111.

We regret news of this tragic accident and wish only for the family of those affected peace. Whenever a wrongful death has taken place, dealing with the complexities of the law should be the last thing on a loved one’s mind. Automobile accidents are not always the result of poor driving. Automobiles are very complex and include complicated mechanical and electrical systems. The tiniest problem could lead to an accident-causing malfunction. If a car is equipped with faulty brakes, for example, the operator could be unable to stop the vehicle and susceptible to a serious accident at any time.

If you have any questions about the law in the matter of a devastating vehicle accident, contact The May Firm for a free consultation today. With offices all over California including San Luis Obispo, Santa Maria, and Bakersfield, we will be able to help you to the best of our ability for you to recover from this difficult time.

 

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