Bakersfield, CA (July 1, 2023) – At least one person lost their life due to a truck crash that took place in Kern County on Thursday afternoon, June 29.
The Kern County Sheriff’s Office was notified of the collision at around 2:00 p.m.
According to official reports, a head-on collision involving a tractor-trailer and a second vehicle occurred on Highland Road, just west of the intersection with South Curry Street. The incident prompted officials to shut down the road.
Emergency medical services were called to the scene of the accident to care for the victims who suffered injuries in the accident. One of the involved parties, identified as a 62-year-old man from Tehachapi, was fatally injured. The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene. No other injuries were reported as a result of this accident.
At this time, the incident is being investigated.
We offer our warmest sympathies to the family of the man who lost his life as a result of this fatal truck accident.
Truck crashes in the United States claimed the lives of more than 475 people every month. Unfortunately, the majority of these accidents involve some form of negligence. When negligence is the cause of a truck accident, families are able to take legal action. To be able to succeed when filing a wrongful death claim, families must be able to prove liability.
When it comes to determining liability in a truck accident, there are several key factors that must be considered. The first step is to determine the cause of the accident itself and whether any negligence was involved. This could include issues such as driver fatigue, distracted driving, poor vehicle maintenance, or faulty equipment.
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