Chevrolet Driver Injured in Wheeler Ridge Road Fatal Crash [Bakersfield, CA]

Chevrolet Driver Injured in Wheeler Ridge Road Fatal Crash [Bakersfield, CA]

Ford Driver Killed in Bakersfield Traffic Collision

Bakersfield, CA (November 14, 2023) – A Chevrolet driver was injured following a Wheeler Ridge Road fatal crash Monday afternoon.

The authorities received the semi-truck collision around 3:16 p.m. at the intersection with Herring Road.

Investigators said that a Ford truck and Chevrolet vehicle were northbound on Wheeler Ridge Road. 

The Ford crossed the double yellow lines and drove into the southbound lane to pass the Chevrolet. However, the Ford driver failed to see a 2015 Freightliner pulling two empty flatbed trailers traveling in the southbound lane.

The Freightliner driver turned the semi-truck to the right and slowed down to prevent the possible collision with the Ford truck but the Ford still collided head-on with the big rig. 

The Ford spun out of control and slammed into the left side of the Chevrolet which was pushed off the roadway and rested on the dirt shoulder.

Afterward, the Ford truck was consumed by fire on the roadway while the big rig stopped on the southbound lane of Wheeler Ridge Road.

Later on, the rescuers declared the Ford driver deceased at the crash scene.

The 62-year-old man driving the Chevrolet sustained minor injuries but was not taken to a hospital.

The 51-year-old Freightliner driver was not injured in the accident.

The accident report noted that the Chevrolet and Freightliner drivers were wearing seatbelts.

In the meantime, there is no word if alcohol or drugs were a factor in the collision for the Ford driver.

Officers said drugs and alcohol were not factors for the drivers of the Chevrolet or Freightliner drivers.


Sweet Lawyers would like to express our sincere condolences to the loved ones of the deceased in the Wheeler Ridge Road fatal crash. May you find courage during this difficult time. We also wish the injured party a quick recovery.


Injuries in Wheeler Ridge Road Fatal Crash

Unfortunately, unexpected death could just happen to anyone at any time. 

Sometimes, a person’s negligence can have devastating effects on other people.

Thus, knowing that when a person dies or is killed due to another’s negligence or misconduct, the bereaved can sue the negligent parties for the damages that they caused.

Some of the situations that could result in wrongful are homicide, medical malpractice, transportation accidents, pedestrian collisions, police brutality, and any other instance caused by the wrongdoing of another person.

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