Car Crash at Stine and Pacheco Road Results in Serious Injuries
One person was left with critical injuries following a three-vehicle collision on Monday night.
The wreck took place just before 7:30 p.m. in Bakersfield.
The vehicles crashed on September 5th at the intersection of Stine and Pacheco Road, resulting in severe injuries.
According to reports, speed was suspected to have played a role in the cause of the crash.
Investigators shut down the intersection for two hours following the accident.
The crash remains under investigation.
Speeding is without a doubt one of the leading causes in motor vehicle accidents, killing 9,478 people in 2018 according to the NHTSA. It was also a contributing factor in 26% of traffic accidents that resulted in death(s). The dangers of speeding include:
- Loss of control of vehicle
- Increase in crash severity
- Increase in fuel consumption and/or cost
- Reduces the effectiveness of protection equipment
If your injuries are caused by the negligence of a third party you may be entitled to compensation.
It is also important to remember that in the state of California a person involved in a car accident who has sustained injuries has to file a claim within two years of the accident.
If you or a loved one need legal help following an accident, contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111.