Highway 43 Crash Leaves 74-Year-Old Man Dead

CHP reported a fatal car accident in Kern County on Thursday, April 7th.

The crash occurred around 3:30 p.m. at the intersection of Highway 43 and Pond Road.

It was reported that a 74-year-old man from Wasco failed to stop at a stop sign and was hit by a Ford Expedition as a result.

Sadly, the man died at the scene. 

No details were made regarding the Ford driver.

The crash remains under investigation.

Statistics have shown that approximately 70% of motor-vehicle accidents are a result of stop sign violations. These accidents often happen at an angle rather than head on and about one-third result in some sort of injury. 

Although stop signs are in place to prevent accidents, unfortunately not everyone adheres. This is why it is essential to always pay attention and avoid any distractions on the road. 

If your injuries are caused by the negligence of a third party you may be entitled to compensation and 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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