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Wrong-Way Driver Leads to Serious Collision at Manor Street and Denise Avenue

Bakersfield, CA — According to Bakersfield Now, the Bakersfield Police Department responded to a crash involving a wrong-way driver at the intersection of Manor Street and Denise Avenue at 6:11 AM on Sunday, January 7th, 2024.

Three vehicles were involved, with two occupants sustaining major injuries. The injured were promptly taken to a local hospital in critical condition.

Preliminary findings from the investigation indicate that the driver of a red coupe was traveling northbound in the southbound lanes of Manor Street. The other vehicles involved —a black crossover and a red sedan—were heading southbound in the 10 block of Manor Street. The 10 block, characterized by a mix of residential and commercial properties, runs in a north/south direction, with a posted speed limit of 45 miles per hour.

Many details surrounding the collision, including the involvement of speed or possible intoxication, remain undisclosed as the investigation unfolds.

Victims of accidents such as this may be able to file personal injury claims when another is at fault. Following an accident, securing compensation may become a challenge. Insurance representatives often attempt to undermine claims. It can therefore be extremely beneficial to secure legal counsel to navigate the potential pitfalls set by insurance adjusters.

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