1 Killed, 2 Injured in Inyokern Head-On Crash on Highway 395 and Brown Road
INYOKERN, Kern County (February 3, 2018) – A fatal traffic collision occurred in the area of Highway 395 and Brown Road late Thursday night, according to 23 ABC News.
The accident involving two vehicles took place just before 10:30 p.m.
As per the article, California Highway Patrol said a Saturn was going north on the two-lane highway when at the same time a Hyundai was headed south. For an unknown reason, the Hyundai collided head-on with the Saturn.
A man in his 60s driving the Saturn was immediately taken to Ridgecrest Hospital where he was later pronounced dead. His name has not been yet released pending notification of next of kin.
Meanwhile, CHP affirmed that the two people riding the Hyundai were also hospitalized with injuries considered as minor. The cause of the incident remains under investigation.
We offer our prayers and sincerest thoughts to the family and friends of the deceased during such a difficult time.
Kern County Wrongful Death and Personal Injury Lawyer
A forensic examination of both 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 how fast each driver was going, whether or not alcohol or drugs were involved, whether or not there were any mechanical issues with either vehicle, whether or not one of the drivers involved 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 the automobiles such as point of impact, final resting positions of each vehicle, skid marks, and gouge marks.
In such cases where negligence or wrongdoing may have been a factor, the surviving family of the deceased may be granted the right to pursue a wrongful death claim pending the results of the investigation. Meanwhile, the injured and not found responsible for the crash may be granted the right to file a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault party. Victims have the right 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 are unsure of what steps to take, 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 800-235-6801 for a free consultation.
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