77-Year-Old Man Killed in Rear-End Collision
A rear-end collision killed a 77-year-old man in Bakersfield Tuesday morning.
The accident occurred at 4:44 a.m. within the northbound lanes of Highway 99.
CHP reported that the crash took place near Merced Avenue on March 22nd.
A van was rear-ended by a semi-truck when it was stopped in traffic lanes.
Upon impact, Seluster Lane, 77, was ejected and the van was pushed to the right shoulder.
Sadly, Lane died at the scene of the crash.
No injuries were reported from the semi-truck driver.
An active investigation is underway.
JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Seluster Lane.
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.