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Woman Killed in Multivehicle Crash on Harris Rd in Bakersfield

Bakersfield, CA – A devastating multivehicle crash on Harris Road Wednesday, March 27, 2024, resulted in the loss of a woman’s life, as reported by KBAK.

The incident unfolded around 4:54 PM, prompting Bakersfield Police Department (BPD) officers to respond to the intersection of Ashe Road and Harris Road, where the collision involving three vehicles had occurred.

According to police reports, a male driver operating a black Volkswagen was traveling westbound within the 6300 block of Harris Road, which has a speed limit of 45 miles per hour, when he crossed into the eastbound lanes and collided with a red Honda and a black Mini Cooper.

Tragically, a woman sustained major injuries as a result of the crash and was rushed to a nearby hospital. Despite medical efforts, she succumbed to her injuries, as confirmed by BPD officials. Fortunately, the other individuals involved in the crash received only minor injuries.

The driver of the Volkswagen is fully cooperating with law enforcement, and officials do not suspect impairment to be a contributing factor in the collision.

The Kern County Coroner’s Office will release the identity of the deceased woman at a later time. Meanwhile, the investigation into the circumstances surrounding the crash remains ongoing as authorities work diligently to piece together the sequence of events leading to this heartbreaking outcome.

Wrongful Death Claims

While no amount of money can heal the pain of losing a loved one to a traffic accident, the loss of life often carries with it a financial burden in the form of medical bills, burial costs, and in some cases the loss of income to support any dependents of the deceased.

Many families feel they have no means to address these costs other than turning toward public fundraising sites. They may not be aware that a Wrongful Death Claim made with the insurance provider of an at-fault driver can award them compensation, even if no criminal charges have been made.

A knowledgeable personal injury attorney can assist grieving families in handling these issues and negotiate with insurance providers to ensure proper compensation is received.

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