Yesterday saw yet another fatality along these often hazardous California roads.
It happened shortly after 8 last night in Bakersfield, specifically, at the point where Edison Highway and Comanche Drive intersect. A big rig exited the freeway at the same time that a woman in a Mitsubishi Eclipse was headed south on Comanche. Allegedly, the tractor trailer driver failed to spot the stop sign and thus drove past it without coming to a stop.
As a result, the semi, which was carrying a load of gypsum, struck the Eclipse. The force of the crash caused both conveyances to careen west. Their momentum carried them into a Chevy Cobalt going in the opposite direction.
Neither the driver of the big rig or the two women that were in the Cobalt sustained serious injuries, although the two women did have to be treated for minor damage at a nearby hospital.
The driver of the Eclipse wasn’t so lucky. Sadly, she did not survive the accident.
As a car accident lawyer in Roseville, I read about fatal car accidents nearly every day, yet I still consider each and every wreck that claims a life to be a tragedy. My heart goes out to the family of the victim. I also hope as a Roseville personal injury lawyer that people out there always heed all safety warnings and exercise the utmost caution when taking to the roads.