BAKERSFIELD (July 30, 2018) – A fatal traffic collision took place on the Interstate 5 Freeway late Sunday night, July 29, according to California Highway Patrol and 23 ABC News.
The accident occurred at about 10 p.m., south of Stockdale Highway.
As per the reports, CHP said for an unknown reason two vehicles collided on the southbound 5 Freeway. One of the cars involved rolled over as a result of the crash.
Fire department officials along with the paramedics responded to the scene and attended to the parties of both vehicles. At least one person was confirmed to have been killed in the wreck.
The name of the deceased has not been yet released pending notification of next of kin. Officials did not specify the number of the wounded people and the extent of the injuries they sustained.
Meanwhile, southbound lanes were forced to shut down following the incident. The cause of the collision remains under investigation.
We offer our prayers and sincerest thoughts to the family members and friends of the deceased during such a difficult time.
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A forensic examination of the two vehicles, as well as photos that were taken of the scene, will help investigators determine which party ultimately caused the accident. Authorities will thoroughly look into the speed of each driver, whether or not alcohol or drugs played a role, whether or not there were any mechanical issues with the cars, and whether or not one of the drivers was distracted or simply did not yield to the right of way motorist. The investigation will also consist of looking at measurements of evidence left by both vehicles such as point of impact, their final resting positions, skid marks, and gouge marks.
Pending the results and findings of the investigation for this accident, the surviving family of the deceased will be granted the right to pursue a wrongful death claim. Meanwhile, the injured and held not responsible for the crasg will be granted the right to file a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault party.
Victims are entitled to seek compensation for damages including medical expenses and hospital bills, funeral costs, pain and suffering, and lost future income, and loss of love and companionship.
If you, or your loved one, have been a victim of an auto accident and you believe another person is at fault, we encourage you to call Johnson Attorneys Group to help you. We will guide you every step of the way and bring our expertise to your case. Contact our experienced Kern County wrongful death and personal injury lawyer today at 855-703-4186 for a free consultation.
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