Driver Killed in Car and Truck Crash on Highway 65
BAKERSFILED (August 1, 2018) – One person was killed in a traffic collision on Highway 65 Wednesday afternoon, according to Bakersfield Now.
Officials said a pickup and a FedEx semi-truck crashed head-on on the highway, for reasons still under investigation.
Deadly Car VS Truck Accident Wednesday in Bakersfield
As per the article, the pickup driver sustained fatal trauma as a result of the wreck. At this time, the identity of the deceased remained undisclosed pending notification of next of kin.
Meanwhile, authorities mentioned the FedEx driver was unharmed in the crash.
Responding teams temporarily closed Highway 65, between James Road and Lerdo Highway, to give way to the investigation. Detectives continue to investigate precisely what happened here and why.
We offer our warmest of thoughts, our prayers, and condolences to the family members of the deceased as they search for peace and comfort.
Kern County Wrongful Death Lawyer
A forensic examination of the pickup and the FedEx semi-truck involved, as well as photos that were taken of the scene, will be made to help investigators determine the liability in the accident. Other potential factors will be looked into as well including whether or not a driver was under the influence at the time of the accident, whether or not a motorist was distracted, operating the vehicle recklessly, or traveling over the speed limit prior to impact. Each of these factors plus several others will be assessed allowing police officials to draw up a final conclusion.
Depending on the results of the investigation, the family members of the victim may pursue a wrongful death lawsuit against the at-fault party. Surviving family of victims killed in traffic accidents are potentially entitled to seek recompense for funeral costs, and loss of love and companionship.
If your loved one has been involved in a traffic collision and you are unsure of what steps to take, we encourage you to contact Johnson Attorneys Group at 855-703-4186. Give us a call and speak with one of our experienced car and truck accident lawyers. We will provide you with a free case evaluation and help you take the right steps following a traumatic incident.