Two-Vehicle Collision Killed One on October 9th in Bakersfield

According to reports, the fatal crash occurred around 4:30 a.m. in the 3400 block of East Panama Lane. 

The two vehicles reportedly collided head on when one lost control and crossed into oncoming traffic. 

Due to the impact, 25-year-old Carlos Duarte Jr., the driver, was pronounced dead at the scene. 

In addition, no other people were injured in the collision. 

Those with information are advised to contact Bakersfield Police at 661-327-7111.

Head-on collisions are without a doubt the most dangerous types of crashes. They may only account for 2% of accidents, however they make up 10% of all deadly crashes. 

The Fatal Analysis Reporting System (FARS) has found that: 

  • 75% of head-on crashes happen in rural areas
  • They are most common on two-lane highways
  • Failure in negotiating a curve on the road causes 23% of all fatal head-on collisions
  • 58% of head-on collisions result in a fatality

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

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