Bakersfield, CA (November 9, 2022) – On Sunday afternoon, November 6, an accident involving a motorcycle and a pickup truck was reported in Bakersfield that tragically killed one person.
According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), the accident happened on China Grade Loop. It occurred when a motorcycle and a pickup truck were traveling and entered the same space as each other and collided. The motorcyclist was thrown off the bike and suffered very severe injuries.
Emergency personnel was immediately called. Paramedics arrived on the scene and assessed injuries and provided medical care. The motorcyclist sustained very serious injuries and was sadly pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. The motorcyclist’s identity has not been released at this time. There is also no indication at this point as to whether the driver of the pickup truck sustained any injuries in the accident.
The cause of the deadly collision remains under investigation by local authorities. The area had lanes restricted and traffic diverted as police investigated the scene, paramedics tended to the victim, and crews cleared the wreckage.
Police are still investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash.
We extend our deepest condolences to the deceased victim’s family at this time. Our hearts are with all those who have been affected by this tragedy.
Our thoughts are also with those who were injured in the accident. We hope for their full recovery.
Riding motorcycles are a favorite pastime for Californians. Many people also choose to use motorcycles for their daily commute. However, motorcycles are a dangerous mode of transportation. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a motorcyclist is about 28 times more likely to die in an accident than an occupant of a passenger vehicle.
There are many reasons motorcycle accidents happen, which are often the result of the negligent actions of the other drivers sharing the road. Motorcycles are much smaller than ordinary passenger vehicles, and often drivers fail to see them on the road. Many drivers fail to check for motorcyclists when turning, changing lanes, or crossing an intersection. Some factors that contribute to motorcycle accidents include lane splitting, left-hand turns, tailgating, speeding, impaired driving, distracted driving, and hazards on the road.
Motorcyclists are just as entitled to their fair share of the roadways as other vehicles. However, that doesn’t always happen and motorcycle accidents unfortunately occur. Since the other vehicles are so much bigger, when motorcyclists are in accidents, they are very likely to incur serious injuries or death.
There is nothing more devastating in life than the unexpected and sudden loss of a family member. When you lose a loved one, we understand that no amount of money could replace that person’s presence in your life. Filing a wrongful death suit against a negligent party can ensure that your deceased family member gets the justice they deserve and can help you to cope with their loss. Insurance companies have strict filing deadlines after an accident for filing a claim. A compassionate attorney can help you with this process, so you don’t have to worry about these matters when grieving your loved one’s death.
If you have lost someone you love in a fatal motorcycle accident, speak with a legal advocate that you can trust. Contact a Bakersfield wrongful death attorney by calling (888) 539-3154 to see how we can help you.
Note: This post was created through the use of secondary sources such as state and local news sources, police accident reports, social media platforms, and eyewitness accounts about serious injury accidents that take place in Orange County. The facts surrounding this accident have not been independently verified, therefore, if any information is incorrect, please contact Russell & Lazarus APC, Personal Injury Lawyer so we can update the post with the most accurate information available. We will remove this post upon request.
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