Bakersfield Semi-Truck Accident On Interstate 5 Injured One Person
BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA (March 26, 2023) – At least one person was injured in a Bakersfield semi-truck accident on Interstate 5 not far from Twisselman Road.
California Highway Patrol are saying that the collision took place on Tuesday night. A semi-truck was involved in a collision with a sedan.
Paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victim. One person was taken to the hospital with injuries.
The semi-truck driver involved in the crash remained at the scene. A full investigation into the crash remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Bakersfield Semi-Truck Accidents
Semi-trucks can weigh as much as 80,000 lbs and can be particularly dangerous. According to the FMCSA, “Elements that influence the occurrence of a crash may take place hours, days, or months before the crash. They include driver training and experience, vehicle design and manufacture, highway condition and traffic signaling, and weather conditions.” There are a number of steps that should be taken after any semi-truck accident.
- Eye witnesses should be interviewed.
- Medical records should be preserved.
- The truck driver’s logbook should be reviewed.
All semi-truck drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid collisions. Many truck accidents occur when truck drivers make dangerous lane changes. Any person that is in a car accident may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. A truck accident attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A California Semi-Truck Accident
We at TorkLaw extend our best wishes to the person injured in this Bakersfield semi-truck accident. Any person that may have more information should contact the CHP. It is our hope that steps are taken to prevent other collisions like this.
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a semi-truck accident? Our team of truck accident attorneys are here for you. We care deeply that accident victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. Whether you just have legal questions or need any type of support after a collision we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 441-4991.