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Motorcyclist Killed in Taft Highway Collision

Bakersfield, CA – A motorcyclist was killed on Monday, May 6, 2022, around 9:20 p.m. The accident occurred on Taft Highway. 

According to Bakersfield Police Department, a vehicle made an illegal U-turn directly in front of the motorcycle causing the collision. The motorcyclist was taken to the hospital where he later died. The investigation into this crash is ongoing.  

Motorcycle Accidents 

A U-turn is a very dangerous traffic maneuver and can result in serious accidents. In this devastating accident, the family of the victim should have their investigative team evaluate all aspects of the collision. This includes reviewing: 

  • Police accident report 
  • Any testing of the driver for drugs and alcohol    
  • Any history of the driver with drugs and alcohol    
  • Evaluation if road is striped per code  
  • Inspection of road conditions and signage     
  • Phone and texting records of the driver    
  • Accident history on this road   
  • Any video evidence of the crash 
  • All eyewitness accounts of the accident    

Motorcycle Accident Attorneys 

As one of America’s largest injury law firms, The Barnes Firm has helped many clients injured in motorcycle accidents and have found that some common causes include: 

  • Fatigue  
  • Distracted driving   
  • Speeding  
  • Disobeying traffic laws   
  • Alcohol or drug use   
  • Texting and driving   
  • Inexperienced driving   

If you or a family member have been injured in a motorcycle accident, contact an experienced motorcycle accident attorney at The Barnes Firm. From the first phone conversation through to the final settlement, the team of attorneys at The Barnes Firm will work hard for you every step of the way. 

Call (800) 800-0000 today for a FREE case evaluation. It could be the best call you make.   

 

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