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Bakersfield, CA – Bicyclist Dies after Collision with Bus at Intersection of Potomac Avenue and William Street

Bakersfield, CA (August 10, 2018) – A local news source provided updated information concerning the bicyclist who required hospitalization as the result of a deadly collision with a bus that happened at the intersection of Potomac Avenue and William Street. The incident occurred last month on Tuesday, July 17, 2018. As of today, authorities have identified the victim as 57-year old Clarence Mears. No details about the identity of the bus driver have been revealed at this time.

As the original reports confirmed, Mears had been riding a bicycle at the junction of Potomac and William when, for indeterminate reasons, an oncoming bus plowed into him. Sometime later, medical personnel affirmed Mears had suffered severe injuries during the impact and was transported to Kern Medical Center for treatment.

Despite receiving medical aid, Mears died on Tuesday, August 7, 2018.

Presently, an investigation into the crash is ongoing. As more evidence continues to surface, more information will be released to public sources.

We extend our most heartfelt prayers and our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Clarence Mears and wish them strength and peace of mind during this difficult, tragic time.

Fatal Bicycle Accident in Bakersfield

Based on the information provided in the report, police are still unsure as to why the bicycle and the bus collided along Potomac Avenue and William Street. As part of the ongoing investigation, officials will consider if drugs, alcohol, negligence, recklessness, and distracted driving played any role in the events leading up to the crash. Meanwhile, forensic teams will inspect the bicycle and the bus and examine photos of the crash site to determine if mechanical issues ultimately caused the collision.

The member of the deceased bicyclist’s family may wish to file a wrongful death lawsuit against a guilty party and, ultimately, receive compensation for funeral expenses and the tragic loss of a loved one, amongst other unfortunate circumstances.

We at Brady Law Group will work with you to ensure your rights and give you the peace of mind needed to focus on your recovery.

If you’ve been injured as the result of another person’s negligence, please call us at (866) 211-2562 to receive a free consultation with one of our expert attorneys.

Note: Outside sources were used in the creation of this post including news bulletins and first-hand accounts of the accident and injuries involved. As a result, the details of the accident presented have not been independently verified by our own writing staff. If you have identified any false information in the story, please inform us immediately, and we will adjust the posting to reflect the most accurate content available.

Disclaimer: As a member of the local community, we at Brady Law Group strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who lives in our beloved state. We are extremely saddened by these accidents but hope that, through an awareness of these dangers, those in our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We wish only the best and quickest recovery for all those involved in the accident.


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