Coalinga Traffic Accident Kills 74-Year-Old Man
Coalinga, CA (June 7, 2023) – On Monday night, Fernando Flores-Roman, a 31-year-old Bakersfield man, was involved in an Interstate 5 fatal collision.
Investigating officers said a 74-year-old male from Myrtle Point, Oregon, was standing on the second lane of the southbound freeway tending to his broken-down vehicle. At the same time, a 2015 Peterbilt driven by Flores-Roman was in the same lane traveling approximately 55 mph.
CHP stated that Flores-Roman did not see the pedestrian and struck him.
Sadly, the pedestrian succumbed to his injuries at the scene.
Flores-Roman did not sustain injuries in the collision.
In the meantime, the CHP is investigating the Coalinga traffic accident. They said alcohol and/or drugs are not suspected to be a contributing factor.
We at Sweet Lawyers extend our deepest condolences to the family and community of the deceased in the Interstate 5 fatal collision. Our thoughts are with you during this painful moment.
Losing Someone in a Traffic Accident Is Devastating
It is clear now more than ever that one person’s negligence can have devastating effects on other individuals. This is quite common in accidents that result in death. It is indeed necessary that the loved ones of the deceased become aware that they have the authority to file a wrongful death suit.
A wrongful death claim is a claim brought against a defendant who has caused someone’s death, either through negligence or as a result of some intentional action.
Mark Sweet, Managing Partner at Sweet Lawyers Says,
“The aftermath of tragic accidents can make everything difficult for a family. The last thing most families want to deal with is piles of paperwork, questions from insurance companies or defense attorneys, and attempts to obtain police reports. Grieving and handling legal claims don’t exactly go hand in hand. However, having legal representation after such a traumatic event will provide your family the space to heal while ensuring that justice is brought to your loved one.”
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