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1 Killed, 1 Hurt in 2-Car Accident on Edison Highway in Bakersfield

1 Killed, 1 Injured in Bakersfield Car Crash on Edison Highway near Bena Road

Bakersfield, California (June 15, 2020) – One person was killed and another injured in a head-on traffic collision on Sunday morning in Bakersfield, according to police.

At around 2:20 a.m., on June 14, the California Highway Patrol responded to the deadly crash on Edison Highway, near Bena Road.

As per the officials’ report, a 2016 BMW, driven by a 21-year-old man, was traveling eastbound on Edison Highway when it drove into the wrong lane where it collided with a 2003 Subaru.

The Subaru was reportedly heading westbound on the highway when the crash happened.

Unfortunately, the 21-year-old man died as a result of the accident.

The Subaru driver suffered minor injuries in the mishap.

Intoxication was suspected of having contributed to the collision.

More details about the accident were not immediately available.

An investigation into the crash is ongoing.

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. 

What to Do At the Accident Scene 

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. 

  1. Stay at the scene and don’t panic. 

  1. Check for injuries and immediately call for an ambulance if anyone is hurt. 

  1. 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. 

  1. 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. 

  1. Gather information about the other drivers involved in the accident. Also, talk to witnesses and get their information. 

  1. If possible, take photos of the damage to your car and the surrounding area. 

  1. Do not admit fault or discuss the accident with anyone. Do not sign any papers unless requested by the police. 

  1. Do not leave the accident scene until the police have left.   

After leaving the accident scene, 

  1. Contact your insurance company as soon as possible. 

  1. Get a copy of the accident report from the police. 

  1. Get a property damage valuation. 

  1. If you were injured in the accident, keep detailed notes of your injuries and track your medical treatment. 

  1. Contact a reputable personal injury attorney to protect your rights. 

  1. 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. 

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