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Bakersfield, CA (February 15, 2020) – A motorcyclist was killed in an alleged DUI crash on Friday, February 14th. The crash happened in Bakersfield around 6:00 p.m.
Police and rescue workers were called to the scene at the intersection of Chester Avenue and 2nd Street in response to the collision. According to sources, a motorcyclist was approaching the intersection when his bike struck a pickup truck that was in the process of making a turn.
The male motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene. The pickup truck driver, identified as Torres Dawson, was believed to under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash. Dawson was later arrested by police on suspicion of DUI and gross vehicular manslaughter. He was taken to the Kern County Jail.
The Bakersfield Police Department is investigating at this time.
DUI crashes affect thousands of innocent lives in California each year. In 2016, our state saw more than 1,000 deaths due to drivers being under the influence of drugs or alcohol on the roadways. A DUI driver lacks the ability to process the dangers and risks of driving a timely manner. Delayed reaction times often lead to very serious crashes with life-altering outcomes.
There is nothing more reckless or irresponsible than getting behind the wheel of a vehicle while under the influence of an impairing substance. At The May Firm, we take a strong stand against impaired drivers and will fight aggressively for victims of DUI crashes. Our California car accident lawyers understand how these types of crashes are investigated and we can help you recover when you or a loved one have been victimized by a negligent driver.
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