Teenager Injured in Taft Auto Accident on Sixth Street and Kern Street
TAFT, CA (December 12, 2021) – Sunday night, authorities arrestedBernardino Agustin Nava after a hit-and-run crash on Sixth Street and Kern Street.
The incident that seriously injured a teenager occurred at around 8:00 p.m. Moreover, it happened on Sixth Street and Kern Street.
According to Taft Police Sgt. Corey Beilby, the suspect failed to yield at a stop sign. Then, the vehicle crashed into the driver’s side of a sedan, trapping the victim inside. Thus, firefighters responders and freed the teenager.
Meanwhile, the authorities identified the suspect as 27-year-old Bernardino Agustin Nava of Maricopa.
Beilby confirmed that the victim drove his Chevrolet Impala east on Kern Street and stopped at the stop sign. Then, the victim went into the intersection where the crash happened.
Meanwhile, some witnesses said that the suspect vehicle, a Ford Explorer, drove south on Sixth Street. Then, the vehicle “blew through the stop sign.” Afterward, Nava and two or three other people inside his vehicle fled the scene.
Then, some bystanders chased Nava and detained him until officers came.
Meanwhile, an air ambulance transported the 17-year-old male victim to Kern Medical for treatment of major injuries.
Aside from two felony counts, authorities charged Nava with failure to stop at a stop sign, driving without a license, and not having proof of insurance.
As a driver, it is your responsibility to be a proactive driver, rather than a reactive one. Moreover, driving defensively prepares you for emergencies.
Moving Forward in Taft Accident
According to the US Department of Transportation, there are nearly 300,000 merging accidents every year.
Indeed, common events on the road can just as swiftly become safety hazards. Furthermore, one must remain calm to properly handle the immediate aftermath of an auto accident.
Sweet Lawyers offer legal representation from experienced and compassionate attorneys that safeguard your legal rights.
Ultimately, we value the trust and respect of our clients. Thus, we want them to know that injuries sustained in an accident often don’t become apparent until months later when it is too late.
Mark Sweet of Sweet Lawyers says that Taft accident cases may call for a separate investigation. Moreover, an experienced attorney can spearhead fighting on behalf of the injured party.
If you have been involved in a dangerous auto accident, reach out to the experienced lawyers at Sweet Lawyers. Furthermore, we have over 40 years of experience in the legal field. We know what it takes to win your injury case. Let us fight for you, and achieve the justice and compensation that you and your family deserve. Thus, call our offices at (800) 674-7852 for a free, no-obligation consultation with a professional.