At Least 1 Injured After Truck Crash on Highway 99 Near Union Avenue
DATE OF COLLISION: Wednesday, September 12th
September 12, 2018 – A traffic collision involving a Caltrans truck occurred on Highway 99 Wednesday morning, according to Bakersfield Now.
Big Rig VS Caltrans Truck Accident Wednesday in Bakersfield
Primary reports indicated a big rig and a Caltrans truck collided, for reasons still under investigation, on the southbound side of the highway near Union Avenue.
Shortly after the accident, medical personnel arrived at the location and immediately attended to the parties involved. As per the article, at least one driver was injured in the wreck. The name of the victim, and their condition at this time have not been disclosed thus far.
No additional details on the collision have been yet disclosed. Detectives handling the case continue to work to determine what exactly triggered the accident.
Kern County Personal Injury Lawyer
A forensic examination of the big rig and the Caltrans 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.
Pending results of the investigation, the victim may have the right to a personal injury claim. Victims in similar cases are potentially entitled to seek compensation for damages including medical expenses, and pain and suffering.
If you, or your loved one, have been involved in a traffic accident 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 Kern County personal injury lawyers. We will provide you with a free case evaluation and help you take the right steps following a traumatic incident.
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