One Person Dies Another Injured in Head-On Collision on Highway 46 [Bakersfield, CA]

One Person Dies Another Injured in Head-On Collision on Highway 46 [Bakersfield, CA]

Injuries Reported in Fatal Crash on McCombs Avenue

Bakersfield, CA (April 22, 2022) On Thursday afternoon, one person died and another was injured in a head-on collision on Highway 46.

Authorities say that the fatal crash happened around 2:40 p.m. near McCombs Avenue.

Reports say that a westbound semi-crane truck collided head-on with an eastbound van.

Rescuers pronounced the van driver dead at the scene.

Meanwhile, paramedics took the truck driver to a hospital.

Authorities are investigating the crash and have ruled out impairment as a probable cause for the crash.

The accident caused the highway to be closed in both directions.

Officials did not release additional information about the incident.


We at Sweet Lawyers would like to send our sympathies to the family and friends of the deceased. We also send our best wishes to the injured party.


Deadly Head-On Collision

Driving is essential for many in order to move about in their lives, however, it is one of the most dangerous activities we do every day. As often these accidents happen, many people do not know what follows in the event such as the fatal head-on collision on Highway 46.

Furthermore, according to the United States Department of Transportation (DOT), there are approximately 300,000 merging accidents every year.

So, in case of accidents like this one, it is crucial that everyone remain calm in order to properly handle the immediate aftermath of an automobile collision.

Meanwhile, here are some of the things that we can do to practice defensive driving and avoid accidents:

  • Always drive at a controllable speed.
  • Never assume you know the other driver’s intention.
  • Also, be prepared to positively react to other drivers.
  • This one, we should never neglect: yield at intersections, even if you have right of way.
  • Most importantly, stay focused on the road. Remove all distractions such as mobile phones unstrapped toddlers, etc.

Immediately call our attorneys at Sweet Lawyers if you or a loved one were involved in a serious auto accident.

Call our hotline at (800) 674 7852. Similarly, you may also check our website and chat with our live agents.

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