Bakersfield, CA (August 17, 2020) – A car accident on the Interstate 5 Freeway resulted in the deaths of two of the people involved and caused injuries to two others on the afternoon of Sunday, August 16th.

As stated in a report published by a local news source, the deadly two-vehicle collision took place at about 3:00 p.m., north of Highway 166 when a Ford F-150 pick-up truck heading southbound along Interstate 5 collided with a Honda SUV that was heading northbound.

The driver of the F-150 swerved to avoid running over debris in the roadway, which caused them to lose control of the truck, swerve across the centerline and into the northbound lanes, where they collided head-first with the oncoming Honda.

Officers from the California Highway Patrol said that the pick-up also crashed into a tractor-trailer. The Honda rolled over, veered off the righthand side of the road, and landed in an orchard as a result of the impact.

Officers confirmed that two parties riding the Honda died as a result of the crash. Paramedics rushed the third occupant to a hospital with unspecified injuries.

Emergency medical personnel attending the scene transported the driver of the Ford to a nearby medical facility with injuries that were classified as minor. 

The identities of the dead and wounded remain unreported at this time.

In the meantime, crash investigators from the California Highway Patrol shut down Interstate 5 at the transition for Highway 99 for several hours after the accident in order to facilitate their professional inquiry into cause and liability for the incident. 

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victims at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.

Fatal Car Accidents in Bakersfield

Bakersfield, CA - Fatal Rollover Accident on I-5 

As indicated by recent studies, approximately 96% of all car accidents in California stem from simple human error, suggesting that lowering the state’s rate of vehicular deaths and critical injuries would take nothing more than its drivers following the rules of the road. 

Losing somebody you love is always a heartbreaking and tragic event but when somebody you love losses their life in an accident that was avoidable and was brought on by the reckless or negligent actions of another person, the emotional trauma and devastation hit that much harder. While their life may be over in an instant, your pain and suffering will not be. 

If you and your family have lost someone you love in a fatal car accident, the California wrongful death attorneys at Richard Harris Law are here to help. We have the energy and the ability that you need by your side to obtain the full amount of monetary recovery allowed by California’s personal injury laws. 

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If you have recently experienced the heartbreaking loss of a loved one due to the recklessness or negligence of another driver, then we absolutely suggest that you confer with a committed personal injury attorney by calling 702-444-4444 and booking an appointment for a free assessment of your California wrongful death claim and guidance on the next legal steps you should take based on your circumstances.

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