80-Year-Old Woman ID’d in Truck Crash on Taft Highway
A pickup and semi-truck were involved in a collision last Monday in Bakersfield.
Reports included that the fatal wreck took place just before 7:30 a.m. on Taft Highway.
Linda Joyce Beaty, 80, was driving the pickup truck when it collided with the semi for unknown reasons.
Beaty was found unconscious when first responders arrived and sadly died at the scene.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation.
JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Linda Joyce Beaty.
Larger trucks typically weigh 20-30 times as much as passenger cars which leaves occupants of smaller cars more vulnerable.
It is also much more difficult for larger trucks to stop so their braking capability can also be a factor in these collisions.
According to the D.O.T., in 2019 67% of fatal collisions involving large trucks were occupants of a passenger car.
If your injuries are caused by the negligence of a third party you may be entitled to compensation. In the event of a death, families may be entitled to wrongful death benefits.
Contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111 if you need legal assistance following an accident.