2 Truck Drivers Injured in Kern County Crash on 5 Freeway
KERN COUNTY (January 19, 2018) – A major injury collision took place on the Interstate 5 Freeway near Grapevine Road Friday morning, according to Bakersfield Now and 23 ABC News.
The accident occurred just before 6 a.m. near Bakersfield.
As per the reports, California Highway Patrol said a big rig was allegedly traveling faster than the truck ahead on the southbound 5 Freeway. The operator of the big rig reportedly failed to notice that the truck slowed down and ultimately struck the other tractor-trailer.
CHP affirmed that two people were injured following the crash. A driver of one of the trucks involved was pinned in the wreckage and was seriously injured while the other complained of pain. Their names and condition at this time were not disclosed.
Meanwhile, officials mentioned that a passenger was sleeping in one of the big rigs at the time of the wreck. It was not immediately known if that person was hurt. The investigation is ongoing.
Kern County Personal Injury Lawyer
In this case, there are several questions that need to be resolved in order to determine the liability in the crash. Was the driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs a factor? Did excessive speed or distracted driving play a role? Did any of the parties involved show recklessness or negligence at some point?
Once the investigation process is over and it proves that a negligent party has caused the incident that led to the injuries of another individual, the victim may have the right to pursue a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault person. The claim will include a compensation for all the hospital bills, future medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
If you, or your loved one, have been injured in an auto accident and you are seeking answers, 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 personal injury lawyer today at 800-235-6801 for a free consultation.
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