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Bakersfield, CA – One Victim Dead after Deadly Accident on Northbound Highway 65 near James Road

Bakersfield, CA (August 2, 2018) – The California Highway Patrol reported that one person was killed as the result of a deadly accident that happened on the northbound lanes of Highway 65 near James Road. The incident occurred at approximately 4:34 PM in the afternoon on Wednesday, August 1, 2018. At this time, no detailed information concerning the identities of the fatality or additional people involved in the crash has been revealed.

As per the initial CHP report, a Ford F-150 truck and an unidentified second vehicle were traveling down 65 and, for indeterminate reasons, collided head-on. Sometime later, first responders confirmed one victim had died during the impact. Officials have not specified if additional parties sustained injuries in the accident.

Presently, the California Highway Patrol has assumed authority over the ongoing investigation into the collision. As more evidence continues to surface, more information will be released to public sources.

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

Fatal Car Accident in Bakersfield

Based on the information provided in the log, many issues surrounding the deadly collision on Highway 65 remain unresolved and many details are still unknown. As the investigation continues, forensic teams will inspect the Ford and second vehicle and examine photos of the crash site to determine if mechanical issues or system failure contributed to the crash in any way. Likewise, officials will consider if drugs, alcohol, negligence, or recklessness played any role in the events leading up to the accident.

In the event of a traffic accident resulting in fatalities, the deceased victim’s family members may have the option to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit against the guilty party and, ultimately, receive compensation for unfortunate circumstances including funeral costs and the tragic loss of a loved one.

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 to all those involved in the accident.


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