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Bakersfield Fatal Wrong-Way Crash on 5 Freeway, July 5

Bakersfield Fatal Wrong-Way Crash on 5 Freeway, July 52 Killed in Bakersfield Head-On Crash on 5 Freeway Thursday

BAKERSFIELD (July 5, 2018) – A fatal traffic collision prompted by a wrong-way driver took place along the Interstate 5 Freeway early Thursday, according to Kern Golden Empire and Bakersfield Now.

The accident occurred just after 12:30 a.m. near Lerdo Highway.

As per the article, a dispatch by the California Highway Patrol said two vehicles collided on the northbound 5 Freeway after one of the motorists involved drove in the wrong direction.

Car Accident on 5 Freeway Near Lerdo Highway, July 5

Initial reports indicated that a vehicle was allegedly traveling south in the northbound lanes of the freeway when it struck another car head-on.

Paramedics responded to the scene and confirmed that both drivers were killed as a result of the crash. The names of the deceased parties have not been yet released pending notification of next of kin.

Meanwhile, CHP added that there were no passengers in either car at the time of the wreck. The incident remains under investigation.


We offer our prayers and sincerest thoughts to the families and friends of both the deceased motorists during such a difficult time.


Kern County Wrongful Death Lawyer

Based on the news report, a motorist traveled the wrong way and ultimately caused the collision that led to the death of the other driver involved. Authorities will continue to investigate and determine how fast each party was going, whether or not alcohol or drugs played a role, whether or not there were any mechanical issues with the two cars, and whether or not the wrong-way party was distracted or suffered a medical emergency prior to impact.

In such cases where negligence or wrongdoing may have been a factor, the surviving family of the deceased victim may possess the right to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit against the at-fault individual.

Family members of wrongful death victim will be entitled to a recompense for the funeral costs, loss of future income and loss of love and companionship.

If your loved one has been a victim in an auto collision caused by a negligent person, we urge you to contact Johnson Attorneys Group today and speak with one of our experienced Kern County wrongful death lawyers to help you. We will fight aggressively for your legal rights and obtain the justice you deserve. Give us a call at 855-703-4186 for a free case consultation.

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