One Killed in Bakersfield Accident on Highway 99

An Amazon semi-truck rear-ended a vehicle in Bakersfield on Tuesday morning, resulting in one person dying. 

The accident occurred on March 22nd at 4:41 a.m. within the southbound lanes of Highway 99.

The Amazon driver told authorities that they slammed into the back of a stopped vehicle during traffic. 

Upon impact, the vehicle overturned near the railroad tracks.

One person died as a result. Their identity is being withheld pending notification of kin. 

An active investigation is underway.

According to the NHTSA, nearly 2.5 million rear-end collisions are reported each year in the U.S. More specifically, they are responsible for 28% of all crashes. 

In addition, rear-end collisions account for 950,000 injuries and 2,000 deaths each year.

These types of crashes are often the result of distracted and reckless driving. 

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

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