5 Freeway Crash Leaves Rider Hurt
Minor injuries were sustained in a motorcycle accident in Bakersfield Sunday morning.
The wreck occurred at 10:44 a.m. within the northbound lanes of the 5 Freeway.
According to CHP, the motorcycle crashed into the back of a Ford Mustang under unclear circumstances.
Paramedics arrived to provide aid to the rider. It is unclear if they were hospitalized or not.
No injuries were reported from the driver of the Mustang or its passengers.
The crash remains under investigation.
Tips for after accident procedures:
- Always stop at the scene
- Call 911 if there are any injuries
- Get vehicle to safety if it is moveable, if it is not, put on hazards
- Exchange information with others involved and document everything
- Call 911 to report accident – they determine who was at fault
If your injuries are caused by the negligence of a third party you may be entitled to compensation.
It is also important to remember that in the state of California a person involved in a car accident who has sustained injuries has to file a claim within two years of the accident.
Contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111 if you need legal assistance following an accident.