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Head-on Crash Kills Bakersfield Woman, 44, near Sawmill Rd

Bakersfield, CA — A head-on collision on Highway 155 Tuesday night, June 25, 2024, claimed the life of a 44-year-old Bakersfield woman and left another with severe injuries, according to KBAK.

California Highway Patrol (CHP) officers responded to reports of a two-vehicle crash near Sawmill Road around 10:16 PM involving a Toyota Prius and a Chevrolet Impala. The initial investigation revealed that the Toyota Prius was traveling westbound on Highway 155 when, for reasons still unknown, it crossed over the double yellow lines into the eastbound lane, colliding head-on with the Chevrolet Impala.

The driver of the Toyota, a 44-year-old woman from Bakersfield, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Chevrolet, a 34-year-old Bakersfield woman, sustained severe injuries and was airlifted to Kern Medical for emergency treatment.

The CHP is investigating whether alcohol or drugs played a role in this fatal crash.

Wrongful Death Claims

No amount of money can bring back loved ones lost in a vehicular fatality. However, the emotional toll of such a loss is often compounded by the financial burden that falls on surviving family members.

Filing a Wrongful Death claim with the insurance provider of those who bear even partial liability can provide compensation to help cover medical expenses, burial costs, and the loss of support for the deceased’s dependents.

Insurance companies have a vested interest in minimizing the payouts for claims. Therefore, the expertise of a skilled personal injury attorney is crucial in securing fair compensation and justice for the deceased.

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