Wasco, CA (October 19, 2022) – On Monday morning, October 17, a serious accident was reported in Wasco that tragically killed two people and seriously injured others.
According to California Highway Patrol, the driver of an Infiniti was traveling southbound on Corcoran Road, north of McCombs Road. A man was driving a Kia northbound on Corcoran Road. According to the CHP, for reasons that are unknown at this time, the Infiniti drifted into the oncoming lane of traffic and collided head-on with the Kia. The Kia spun around and came to a rest on the right shoulder of the road. The Infiniti continued traveling across the southbound lane and crashed into a fence before coming to a rest. The impact of the crash severely damaged both of the involved vehicles.
Emergency personnel was called to the scene. Firefighters and paramedics quickly responded and worked to help the victims and tend to injuries. Despite the paramedic’s efforts, the driver and the rear passenger of the Kia died at the accident scene. The Kern County Coroner’s Office has identified these individuals as Alfredo Caal and Hugo Tiul. The driver of the Infiniti suffered major injuries. Two additional people were also injured and were transported by ambulance to a local hospital.
The accident delayed local traffic as crews tended to the victims, conducted their investigation, and cleared the accident.
The police are still investigating the circumstances leading up to the crash to determine a cause.
We extend our deepest condolences to the deceased victims’ families at this time. Our thoughts are with all those who have been affected by this tragedy.
Our thoughts are also with the other people injured in this accident. We hope for their full recovery.
No one ever gets into their vehicle to travel somewhere expecting to get into a car accident. An accident is the last thing on anyone’s mind. Unfortunately, being in an accident is the reality for more and more Californians. Many accidents are tragic and result in someone losing their life. In California, more than 3,500 people die in car accidents each year. Many of these fatal accidents happen because of someone’s negligent actions, which may include texting while driving, speeding, or impaired driving. Research indicates that more than one-third of all road fatalities in the US are caused by speeding drivers. All of these reckless choices increase a driver’s risk of being in an accident and causing bodily harm to someone else.
When your loved one is killed by someone’s negligent actions a wrongful death claim can be filed on their behalf. Oftentimes the loss of a family member causes a financial burden to the surviving family members. There are many types of compensation available to the surviving family including:
An experienced wrongful death attorney can walk you through the process of filing a claim and help you handle these important matters. If you have lost somebody you love in a fatal car accident, speak with a legal advocate that you can trust. Please do not hesitate to contact a Wasco 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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