Jose Garcia-Cerron Dies after Arvin Car Accident at South Fairfax Road and East Bear Mountain Boulevard
Arvin, California (April 22, 2020) – Jose Garcia-Cerron, 66, of Arvin, has been identified as the man who was killed in a Tuesday morning car crash in Arvin, Bakersfield, according to the Kern County Sheriff’s Office.
The crash occurred at around 5:45 a.m., on April 21, at the intersection of South Fairfax Road and East Bear Mountain Boulevard.
As per the police reports, a 2002 Chevy Suburban was traveling westbound on Highway 223 towards S. Fairfax when it collided with a 2007 Dodge Caliber that was driving southbound on S. Fairfax Road.
The Dodge reportedly crashed into the right side of the Chevy after it accelerated into the intersection as it was preparing to enter Highway 223. The impact of the crash caused the Chevy to overturn and stop on the east shoulder of the roadway.
Garcia-Cerron, who was a passenger in the Chevy, was pronounced dead at the scene. He was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.
Five other occupants in the Chevy and three other people in the Dodge were hospitalized with minor injuries.
The crash remains under investigation.
According to Arin Khodaverdian, the Managing Partner and CEO Alpine Law Group, a separate investigation by an experienced attorney is necessary to clearly uncover the circumstances surrounding the collision. “An attorney will also help the victim to navigate all the legal processes in pursuit of fair compensation and justice. Car accident claims are rarely straightforward, and, regardless of the circumstances involved, liable insurance companies will often do everything possible to limit their out-of-pocket expenses by either devaluing or outright denying your claim. It is crucial, therefore, that you have an experienced attorney on your side,” said Arin.
Nobody is ever prepared for an accident. However, knowing what to do in case you are involved in the accident is very crucial. The following steps will help you ensure your safety and the safety of others.
- Stay at the scene and don’t panic.
- Check for injuries and immediately call for an ambulance if anyone is hurt.
- Notify the police even if no one is injured. The police will examine the scene and document the accident. At this point, it is important to record accurate information. You can later request a police report.
- If the accident is minor, it is advisable to move the vehicles to the shoulder and turn on your vehicle’s hazard lights to ensure the safety of other motorists.
- Gather information about the other drivers involved in the accident. Also, talk to witnesses and get their information.
- If possible, take photos of the damage to your car and the surrounding area.
- Do not admit fault or discuss the accident with anyone. Do not sign any papers unless requested by the police.
- Do not leave the accident scene until the police have left.
After leaving the accident scene,
- Contact your insurance company as soon as possible.
- Get a copy of the accident report from the police.
- Get a property damage valuation.
- If you were injured in the accident, keep detailed notes of your injuries and track your medical treatment.
- Contact a reputable personal injury attorney to protect your rights.
- Seek legal advice before you contact your insurer to discuss your car accident claim and compensation for your personal injuries. A qualified attorney will help you recover the maximum amount of damages.