1 Dead, Several Seriously Injured on Copus Road
KERN COUNTY, Calif. (Oct. 5, 2018) — Jorge Santiago Bautista, 19, died and several others suffered major injuries in a two-vehicle crash Friday morning on Copus Road in Bakersfield.
The California Highway Patrol responded to the collision between a red Honda Accord and a blue Cadillac Escalade at 6:28 a.m.
There were several boxes in the roadway and the involved vehicles were reportedly swerving to avoid causing a traffic accident.
Upon their arrival at the scene, Bautista was found unconscious and minutes later the coroner was called to the scene. Paramedics responded to transport several who suffered major injuries in the crash and at least one of them was airlifted from the scene.
Two tow trucks were required to remove the damaged vehicles. There was no further information provided, but a full investigation is underway to determine fault.
Kern County Accident Lawyer
There were few details provided in the report about what led to this collision. We do not know at this time who is at fault for this collision.
We offer our prayers to the family of Jorge Santiago Bautista at this difficult time.
There are many steps that should be taken following a collision to ensure your legal rights are protected, but this can vary depending on the circumstances.
An injured person should seek out immediate and ongoing medical care until they are completely better. If someone has died, a wrongful death claim may be pursued by surviving family members against those responsible and or their insurance company.
We hope you are able to get the help you need, but if you would like legal assistance, please call us at 855-703-4186 to request a free consultation.
Johnson Attorneys Group is a proud, long-time supporter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving.
ORIGINAL CHP REPORT
Incident: 00046 Type: Fatality Location: 16996-17365 Copus Rd Loc Desc: JWO OLD RIVER Lat/Lon: 35.094047 -119.186456
7:16 AM 14  A117-460 1039 117-S3
7:15 AM 13  1039 KCSO 1022
7:13 AM 12  A117-506 CLOSING RDWY FOR MEDEVAC
7:02 AM 11  TOWS 1022’D FOR NOW AND 1039 BWHP FOR ON CALL
6:59 AM 10  A117-081 1144 W/SEV 1180’S ROLL CORONER
6:43 AM 9  ECC ADVS 1 UNIT PASSING BASIC SCHOOL – SHOULD BE 1097 W/IN 5
6:35 AM 8  [Rotation Request Comment] 1039 GOLDEN EMPIRE 661-834-8697 W/2
6:34 AM 7  A117-081 ROLL 2 1185’S
6:32 AM 6  [Notification] [CHP]-1 PRTY UNCONSCIOUS PER RP / 1039 ECC UPDATES [Shared]
6:31 AM 5  1039 BWHP
6:31 AM 4  RP ADV SEVERAL BOXES 1125 AND VEHS SWERVED TO AVOID CAUSING TC
6:30 AM 3  VEHS 1125
6:29 AM 2  1039 ECC
6:28 AM 1  RED HOND ACC VS BLU CADI ESC
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