Humberto Jacinto, Hilario Martinez and Teodulo Martinez Injured in Fatal Head-On Crash
BAKERSFIELD (October 22, 2018) – A traffic collision killed one person and injured four others along Panama Lane on Sunday night, October 21, according to The Bakersfield Californian and Kern Golden Empire.
As per the reports, California Highway Patrol said a Honda Civic was hit head-on on Panama Lane by a 2004 Nissan Frontier at around 7:30 p.m.
The operator of the Nissan was allegedly traveling west in the eastbound lanes of Panama when he collided with the Honda, east of Oswell Street.
2 Drivers Killed in Bakersfield Crash on Panama Lane
CHP affirmed that the drivers of both vehicles died at the scene while the four passengers riding the Civic were all hurt as a result of the crash.
One of the patients, 22-year-old Humberto Jacinto, suffered major injuries upon impact. The three others, 46-year-old Cristina Gallardo, 18-year-old Hilario Martinez, and 20-year-old Teodulo Martinez, sustained moderate injuries. All four are Arvin residents.
Meanwhile, the incident remains under investigation.
Kern County Personal Injury Lawyer
Based on the news reports, the driver of the Honda Civic will be held liable for causing the collision that led to the death and injuries of the innocent parties involved. The man allegedly traveled the wrong way and struck another car. Authorities will continue to investigate and determine whether or not alcohol or drugs played a role, and whether or not there was any mechanical issue with the Honda at the time and whether or not the motorist was speeding or distracted prior to impact. The investigation will also consist of looking at measurements of evidence left by the three vehicles such as point of impact, their final resting positions, skid marks, and gouge marks.
The injured and held not responsible for the crash, Cristina Gallardo, Humberto Jacinto, Hilario Martinez and Teodulo Martinez, will have the right to pursue a personal injury lawsuit, seeking a compensation for all the hospital bills, future medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Call our experienced Kern County personal injury lawyer at 855-703-4186 for a free case consultation.