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Victim Seriously Hurt in Bakersfield Motorcycle Crash on Highway 184 at Fuller Drive ID’d as William Dominguez

Authorities ID’d William Dominguez as Motorcyclist Injured in Bakersfield Traffic Collision

Bakersfield, California (May 19, 2020) – William Dominguez has been identified as the victim who was hospitalized at Kern Medical Center with serious injuries after a motorcycle and a van collided on Highway 184 ,near Fuller Drive in Bakersfield at about 1:38 p.m. Tuesday.

The California Highway Patrol did not immediately establish the circumstances that led to the Tuesday afternoon collision.

Due to the impact of the collision, the motorcycle was trapped under the van.

There were no other victims hurt in the wreck including possibly Dominguez’s mother.

The crash resulted in the closure of all northbound lanes of the roadway as police and emergency crews worked to investigate and clear the scene.

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.
  2. Check for injuries and immediately call for an ambulance if anyone is hurt.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Gather information about the other drivers involved in the accident. Also, talk to witnesses and get their information.
  6. If possible, take photos of the damage to your car and the surrounding area.
  7. Do not admit fault or discuss the accident with anyone. Do not sign any papers unless requested by the police.
  8. 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.
  2. Get a copy of the accident report from the police.
  3. Get a property damage valuation.
  4. If you were injured in the accident, keep detailed notes of your injuries and track your medical treatment.
  5. Contact a reputable personal injury attorney to protect your rights.
  6. 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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