Hakiam Cooper and Hodari Cooper Killed in Car Accident at 7th Standard Road and Magnolia Avenue
BAKERSFIELD (July 12, 2018) – A double fatal collision occurred in the area of 7th Standard Road and Magnolia Avenue Wednesday morning, according to KGET News.
The fatalities were identified as 20-year-old Hodari Toussaint Cooper Jr., and 13-year-old Hakiam Cooper.
Preliminary investigation revealed Hodari was driving a white SUV east on 7th Standard, while Hakiam was a passenger. For unknown reasons, Hodari drifted into the westbound lanes and slammed head-on into a big rig.
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Authorities said Hodari suffered fatal trauma as a result of the collision, and was sadly pronounced deceased at the scene.
Furthermore, Hakiam reportedly suffered serious injuries and was rushed to Kern Medical where he later died.
As per the article, at least two other parties were taken to the hospital following the crash. Meanwhile, the truck operator was reportedly unharmed in the accident.
The California Highway Patrol said alcohol or drugs do not appear to be a factor. Investigators handling the case continue to work to determine exactly how and why the collision happened.
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Based on this news report, there are still many unanswered questions in this accident. Was driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs a contributing factor? Did excessive speed or distracted driving play a role? Was a motorist involved negligent in any other way? We trust officials are looking into these and other factors in order to determine precisely what occurred here and why.
If you, or your loved one, have been involved in a similar situation and you are seeking answers, contact our experienced car and truck accident lawyers as we are here to provide you with the advice and the guidance that you may need following a sudden traumatic accident. Call Johnson Attorneys Group today at 855-703-4186 for a free case evaluation.
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