Bakersfield, California – Young Teenager Dies during Fatal Traffic Accident on Lerdo Highway
Bakersfield, California (June 25, 2018) – Bakersfield local news reported that a young teenage boy died as the result of a fatal traffic accident that took place on the Lerdo Highway. The incident occurred sometime on the afternoon of Sunday, June 24, 2018. Authorities have identified the deceased victim as 15-year old Juan Angel Alvarez, who was instantly killed during the traumatic impact. Furthermore, officials revealed that five other people were in the vehicle with Alvarez at the time of the crash, but their identities have not yet been disclosed to the public.
Sources indicated the accident took place when the unidentified driver of the car containing Alvarez and four other passengers swerved off the road and crashed head-on into a power pole near the Lerdo Highway. At present, it is unknown why the driver veered suddenly. Still, the California Highway Patrol revealed the driver may have attempted to make a sharp, unsafe turn, ultimately resulting in the brutal accident.
During the accident, Alvarez sustained traumatic injuries. Officials have not revealed if he was pronounced dead at the scene or in a hospital. The current conditions of the driver and the other four passengers remain unknown.
We extend our deepest condolences and most loving prayers to the family and friends of Juan Angel Alvarez during this tragic, difficult time. We also extend our most heartfelt prayers to the survivors of the crash and wish them fast and efficient recoveries.
As of now, the investigation is ongoing.
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As per the report, law enforcement has not ruled out a possible cause for the accident. Investigators will consider if the driver had consumed drugs or alcohol prior to the crash, or if they had failed to obey basic traffic laws. Additional factors might include distracted/negligent driving or sheer recklessness.
If the driver of the vehicle is ultimately charged with causing the accident, the family of Alvarez has the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the guilty party. Likewise, the injured passengers will also hold the right to file a personal injury lawsuit. By seeking legal assistance, these individuals can receive compensation for a variety of issues including medical bills, tragic loss, and painful injuries.
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.
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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.