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Eric Hoffman, 74, Killed in Shafter Crash Involving 4 Vehicles on Zerker Rd

Bakersfield, CA – According to KBAK, on the morning of February 27, 2024, a 4-vehicle collision in the Shafter area killed 74-year-old Bakersfield man Eric Hoffman and hospitalized two others.

The Shafter Police Department received word of the incident around 6:50 AM and sent officers to the crash site at Zerker Road, north of 7th Standard Road. There they found four vehicles involved in the collision.

Hoffman succumbed to his injuries at the scene. Two others received transportation to a nearby hospital for treatment of their wounds. Five others received injuries.

The causes of the crash are under investigation. Authorities do not believe driver intoxication to have played a part.

Wrongful Death Claims

While no amount of money can bring back those who lose their lives in a vehicular fatality, the emotional burden of their loss is often accompanied by a financial burden that falls on their surviving family members.

A wrongful death claim filed with the insurance provider of an at-fault driver can provide compensation to help cover medical expenses, burial costs, and even the loss of support for dependents of the deceased.

However, because insurance companies carry the incentive to reduce the payout for any claim they cannot deny, the services of a skilled personal injury attorney can prove crucial in securing justice for the deceased.

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