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UPDATE: Man Killed in Old River Rd Crash with Tree Identified as Gustavo Angel, 20

Bakersfield, CA – According to KBAK, on Tuesday, February 20, 2024, a solo-vehicle collision with a tree hospitalized one and killed another whose identity has been released as 20-year-old Gustavo Angel.

Investigations indicate that Angel had been driving in the 1800 block of Old River Road when he lost control of his vehicle around 4:38 AM. His car left the road and collided with a tree, killing him and injuring his passenger.

Authorities believe that driver impairment, speed, and a wet roadway all may have played roles in the crash.

Wrongful Death and Personal Injury Claims

The liability insurance that drivers carry is not just meant to cover accidental harm caused to those outside of the vehicle. A driver is responsible for the safety of those in their vehicle as well. While making a claim against the insurance of someone who knew the victim personally may prove emotionally challenging, the financial burdens following a crash can be hefty. A good personal injury attorney can help navigate these tricky issues.

In some circumstances, investigations can reveal that some portion of the liability for a single-vehicle collision might fall upon other drivers in the vicinity of the accident or even unsafe roadway structures. Working through the particulars of liability to help those who have lost a loved one find proper compensation for their loss is one of the many services a personal injury attorney can provide.

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