A fatal vehicle accident occurred in Bakersfield, California on Saturday when a driver was headed northbound on South Union Avenue. The driver, who was riding in a 2005 Ford Focus, collided into a road divider made of concrete after drifting. The driver ultimately veered off of the road after crossing over two lanes of traffic. The vehicle came to a stop after striking the stump of a tree.
Tragically, one person passed away due to injuries from the accident. She was not wearing her seatbelt. Wearing your seatbelt while riding in a vehicle is immensely important, as it greatly reduces your risk of injury or death in the case of an accident. Additionally, two people, including the driver of the Focus, were taken to receive medical attention for their injuries. According to the Association for Safe International Road Travel, every year about 20-50 million people are injured or disabled due to vehicle accidents.
With millions of vehicle accidents taking place in the United States every year, the number of preventable accidents that occur due to the negligence of drivers is high. The Saint Louis personal injury attorneys of Meyerkord & Kurth have been dedicated to helping victims of vehicle accidents for years. With the help of our lawyers, the liability of the driver responsible for causing the accident can be proven and compensation can be recovered for your losses. Our team of attorneys have acquired over $350 million for their clients and have a century of combined experience. To speak with a lawyer and have them assess your case for free, with no obligation, contact Meyerkord & Kurth today.