Bakersfield, CA – 1 Killed, 1 Hurt in Crash Involving Big Rig on Hwy. 99

Bakersfield, CA (March 22, 2020) – One person was killed and another was hurt in a crash that took place in Bakersfield on Sunday, March 22nd. The crash was reported just after 4:00 a.m. along Highway 99 near Highway 119.

According to the California Highway Patrol reports, a Volkswagen Jetta was traveling northbound on Highway 99 when it was struck from behind by a semi-truck. Both the truck and the Volkswagen were pushed off the highway due to the force of the collision.

The Jetta driver was pronounced dead as a result of the crash.  The big rig driver was transported to a hospital with moderate injuries. The cause of the crash is not known at this time.

The crash is under investigation at this time.

We would like to offer our condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim. We hope for their full recovery.

Fatal Crash on Highway 99 in Bakersfield

There are hundreds of car accidents each day on California’s streets and highways. More than 3,000 people lose their lives annually due to crashes that take place in our state. There is nothing more devastating than the loss of a loved one in a traffic crash.

Under California law, you may have important legal rights if your family member has been killed in a crash that was not their fault. Wrongful death laws can come into play in this scenario and allow for the recovery of certain types of damage. Some damages that may be recovered include lost wages, loss of companionship, and punitive damages.

Wrongful death cases are complicated. It is important to obtain the services of a skilled California wrongful death attorney to help with your claim. At The May Firm, we bring years of experience and proven results to the table. Our team will fight for you every step of the way.

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Disclaimer: Our firm is providing this post for general information and to help the public avoid similar situations, but also prepare them should they find themselves a victim. We strive to honor those who have been victims of accidents in the state of California.  Victims should seek assistance from legal or medical professionals and not view this post as any type of legal or medical advice.  The photos depicted in these posts are not representative of the actual accident scene.

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