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Semi-Truck Accident on Highway 99 Leaves One Dead

Semi-Truck Accident on Highway 99 Leaves One Dead

Bakersfield, CA – A big-rig crash claimed the life of 77-year-old Seluster Lane around 5 a.m. on Tuesday March 29, 2022. Lane was driving a van on Highway 99 just north of Merced Avenue when he was rear-ended by a semi-truck. The collision caused Lane to be ejected from the vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene. 

The police have not released any further information on this collision. An investigation is underway.  

Semi-truck Accidents 

Unfortunately, semi-truck accidents claim the lives of over 5,000 people each year. In this devastating accident, the family of the victim should perform an independent legal investigation and preserve evidence. This includes reviewing: 

  • Driving records 
  • Video from the truck 
  • Driver overtime records 
  • Blind spots on the truck 
  • Phone and texting records of the driver 
  • Route the truck was traveling 
  • Recent maintenance history 
  • Driver accident history 
  • Vehicle accident history 
  • Dispatcher notes regarding the trip 
  • Copy of company’s driver attentiveness system report 
  • Police accident report 
  • Any testing of the driver for alcohol and drugs 
  • Any history of driver with alcohol and drugs 
  • Inspection of freeway road conditions 
  • Accident history on freeway 
  • Video evidence of the crash 
  • All eyewitness account of the crash 
  • Determination if pavement markings are clear and up to code 
  • Determination if Highway signage is up to code 

Semi-Truck Accident Attorneys

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

  • Inexperienced drivers 
  • Distracted driving 
  • Fatigue 
  • Speeding or reckless driving 
  • Congested roads 
  • Inadequate vehicle maintenance 
  • Improperly secured loads and equipment

If you or a loved one has been injured in a semi-truck accident, contact an experienced semi-truck accident attorney at The Barnes Firm for a FREE consultation. 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.   

Location of Crash – Highway 99 just north of Merced Avenue

Highway 99 just north of Merced Avenue





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