1 Injured in Bakersfield Crash on Highway 99 and California Avenue
BAKERSFIELD, CA (December 17, 2020) – Tuesday morning, a person suffered injuries in a multi-vehicle accident on Highway 99 and California Avenue.
The four-vehicle crash happened just after 11:00 a.m. on southbound Highway 99, south of California Avenue.
According to reports, a Peterbuilt hay truck headed south on Highway 99. Then, the driver stopped because of a prior non-injury crash that blocked one of the lanes. Also, a Chevrolet Silverado was stopped behind Mr. Diaz.
The CHP revealed that a Hino box truck slowed behind the Chevrolet when the vehicle a Freightliner truck rear-ended it. The crash pushed the box truck off the west side of the freeway, where it crashed into a chain-link fence.
Afterward, the Freightliner headed in a southerly direction and hit the back of the Chevrolet. Then, the Chevrolet was pushed forward into the rear of the Peterbuilt.
As a result, all four vehicles blocked two of the lanes on southbound Highway 99.
The driver of the Peterbuilt suffered pain but no one required hospitalization.
Meanwhile, the authorities diverted all southbound traffic off the freeway at California Avenue until the No. 1 lane reopened.
When driving, it’s important to follow the posted speed limit. Furthermore, yield to other drivers during uncertain driving situations.
Also, we may not always know what other drivers are thinking. However, if we approach situations with care, we’ll have a likelier chance of averting a collision.
Turning to a Personal Injury Attorney
The most valuable step you can take in response to a vehicle crash is hiring a personal injury attorney.
Personal injury attorneys prioritize your recovery while securing your future from further losses a severe accident can bring.
“We can secure evidence in your favor and request additional information. We can get vital eyewitness accounts and review insurance coverage you are entitled to that may not be common knowledge. Having an experienced attorney fighting on your behalf at such a delicate time in your life will make all the difference,” explains Mark Sweet of Sweet Lawyers.
We encourage you to speak with us today if you have suffered injuries in a multi-vehicle accident. At Sweet Lawyers, we understand the impact of accidents on victims, and the financial difficulties they have to go through. Moreover, our seasoned personal injury lawyers will provide you with the best legal representation and guide you to a high settlement. Furthermore, with over 44 years of experience in the legal field, we know how to tackle your case from all angles. For more information, call us today at (800) 674 7852.