Many people in California like to take a trip out to the desert to enjoy its splendor, and others call Mojave their home. The amount of traffic in Kern County and surrounding areas can increase this time of year, which can increase the risk of vehicle accidents. Sadly, one recent head-on collision between two vehicles in California City claimed the lives of two and seriously injured another.
Around 6:17 a.m. during the morning of Oct. 1, members of the California City Police and Fire Departments received a dispatch for an accident involving two vehicles. The crash occurred at the intersection of Yerba Blvd and California City Blvd. At the scene, responders discovered a head-on collision between a 2021 Toyota and a 2017 Chevrolet.
They were also able to locate and identify the victims, and they will release that information after notifying next of kin. Authorities pronounced both drivers of the vehicles deceased at the scene, and another victim was transported to a hospital for treatment of unspecified injuries. Ostensibly, the injured victim was a passenger in one of the vehicles, but the report did not specify which one. Additionally, authorities also suspect that speed and alcohol impairment may have led to the crash.
The official investigation into this crash should identify who was at fault. Since authorities suspect speed and alcohol impairment, that information should also be included, if confirmed. Since both drivers died in the accident, any personal injury or wrongful death claims that arise may be filed against the estate of the individual deemed responsible for the crash. Those affected by this tragedy have every right to consult an experienced personal injury attorney in California for assistance.
The chaos surrounding an accident likely impairs rational decision making. You may wonder if pursuing a personal injury claim is even worth the trouble. Reaching out to a personal injury attorney can provide you with the answers, if not the closure, you need.