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Sterling Rd, Alto Pl Crash Kills Horse and Rider in Bakersfield

Bakersfield, CA – According to KBAK, on the night of Saturday, March 16, 2024, a crash with a truck on South Sterling Road killed a horse and its rider.

The Bakersfield Police Department reports that the crash occurred at the intersecton of South Sterling Road and Alto Place around 11:35 PM. Investigations indicate that a pickup truck struck the horse, throwing the rider.

Emergency responders pronounced the rider dead at the scene. Due to the extent of the horse’s injuries, it was also determined that euthanizing the animal on site was the most humane course of action.

The driver involved stayed at the crash site and cooperated with authorities. Neither driver impairment nor excessive appear to be factors in the fatal collision.

Wrongful Death Claims

Even in cases where criminal charges are not brought to bear, families who have lost a loved one in a fatal collision may be able to file a wrongful death claim with the insurance provider of the at-fault driver.

The compensation provided by a wrongful death claim can relieve the financial burdens created by medical expenses, burial costs, and the loss of income to support any dependents of the deceased.

Insurance companies will work to reduce any claim they cannot deny, which is where the help of a knowledgeable personal injury attorney can prove invaluable by negotiating on behalf of victims and their families to ensure they receive proper compensation.

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