Ridgecrest, CA (July 27, 2020) – One man was killed and another was hospitalized following a fatal two-vehicle accident in Ridgecrest on the morning of Thursday, July 23rd. 

According to a report from the California Highway Patrol, the accident took place along Highway 395, a little way south of China Lake Boulevard when a commercial tractor-trailer and a smaller truck, operated by Calvin Everhart, 53, collided head-first with one another for reasons that have not yet been determined.

Everhart was killed during the accident. The operator of the tractor-trailer was transported via ambulance to Kern Medical. His injuries were listed as critical. 

Officers from the California Highway Patrol have opened an investigation in order to determine cause and liability in the accident.

No further information is currently available.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim, Mr. Calvin Everheart, at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and his family in hopes of a full recovery.

Tractor-Trailer Accidents in Ridgecrest

Ridgecrest, CA - Calvin Everheart Killed in Tractor-Trailer Accident

Both the managers and owners of commercial trucking companies in California should have a comprehensive and up-to-date knowledge of the federal and state laws that govern the way in which they run their business. 

Anytime a truck operator, freight loader, supervisor, company mechanic, or any other person or persons employed by a trucking company neglects to abide by state and federal laws, as well as the regulations laid out by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, they are acting carelessly and negligently. 

Additionally, they are making themselves excellent candidates for a lawsuit that will hold them liable for any medical bills, funeral expenses, lost income, and other damages because their disregard of the regulations caused them or one of their coworkers to suffer an injury or even a fatality. 

If you or somebody that you love was involved in a collision with a tractor-trailer or other commercial truck, the California truck accident attorneys at Richard Harris Law are ready to offer you legal guidance. Receiving fair and meaningful monetary compensation for any financial damages arising from your accident will require the legal proficiency and perseverance that we bring to the table. 

Our skilled accident attorneys have a thorough comprehension of the intricate web that makes up our state’s judicial system. We recognize the necessary actions that must be taken in order to create a fruitful California tractor-trailer accident claim. We are proud of the extensive amount of accomplishments we have achieved during the course of our legal careers, as well as our distinguished and hard-earned reputations.

If a truck accident that was caused by the reckless actions of the tractor-trailer operator has left you with serious injuries, then we strenuously encourage you to chat with one of our exceptional personal injury attorneys by phoning 702-444-4444 so we can arrange a free consultation that includes an evaluation of your California truck accident claim, after which we will be able to apprise you on the most prudent plan of action for your case.

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