Bakersfield and Tijuana Man ID’d in Fatal DUI Collision 

Two men died in a traffic collision on Sunday night in Taft, California. 

It was around 9:00 p.m. when the accident occurred at Wood Street and Highway 33.

The men have been identified as Edgar Eduardo Herrera Garcia, 35, of Bakersfield and Sergio Andres Lopez Mata, 46, of Tijuana. 

Both were passengers in a car that collided with a big rig under unclear circumstances.

There were also two others that suffered major injuries as a result. 

Additionally, the driver of the car, Flurencio Martinez, was drunk at the time of the accident. He was arrested on vehicular manslaughter and felony drunk driving charges. 

JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Edgar Eduardo Herrera Garcia and Sergio Andres Lopez Mata.

According to NHTSA, more than a quarter (25%) of accident-related deaths are linked to the use of alcohol. With that being said, according to the CDC, there are 30 people that are killed everyday in a car accident as a result of an alcohol-impaired driver. That is equivalent to one death every 50 minutes.  

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.

If you or a loved one need legal help following an accident, contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111.

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