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Woman Killed in Rollover Accident on Sherwood Avenue in Bakersfield

Rollover accidents are commonplace throughout Bakersfield and the rest of Kern County due to a variety of reasons. These accidents can easily happen due to speeding, distracted driving, fatigue, and more. When a rollover crash occurs, the results can be catastrophic and devastating – from severe injuries to fatalities in certain cases. If you and your family have lost a loved one in a fatal rollover accident caused by another party’s negligence, it is important that you understand your legal options moving forward.

High-Speed Rollover on Sherwood Avenue Bakersfield Takes Life of Passenger

On Saturday, a high-speed rollover took the life of a victim in Bakersfield. According to information provided by KGET, the accident happened at 8:20 p.m. on Sherwood Avenue near the area of Highway 99 on the night of May 11, 2024.

California Highway Patrol responded to the scene that night, where they discovered that a vehicle left the roadway when the driver was traveling at high speeds. The driver was traveling northbound on the highway in an Infiniti sedan at high speeds when they suddenly lost control, causing their vehicle to veer onto the right shoulder. The vehicle then left the road, colliding with an embankment. It then overturned several times and came to rest on its roof.

Paramedics were called to the scene where they discovered the 17-year-old driver with major injuries. The driver was taken to Kern Medical for treatment. The passenger, identified as a 21-year-old woman, was ejected from the vehicle and transported to Adventist Health Delano with serious injuries. She was tragically pronounced dead while there.

Police confirmed that the 17-year-old driver has since been arrested for vehicular manslaughter, driving under the influence, and not driving with a valid driver’s license.

The investigation into the circumstances of the accident remains ongoing.

Damages Available Following Fatal Bakersfield Rollover Accidents

Rollover accidents are some of the most traumatic accidents that happen on our roads every year in Bakersfield. When a loved one’s life is lost due to one of these accidents, a family can turn to insurance or choose to file a wrongful death claim on behalf of their loved one. Through a wrongful death claim, a family could obtain some of the following damages:

  • Medical expenses a loved one incurred
  • Less income to support a household
  • Funeral and burial costs
  • Therapy-related expenses
  • Loss of companionship or consortium
  • Punitive damages

No matter what the circumstances are that led to your accident, it is important to act quickly to retain your rights after losing a loved one. In California, you have two years to file a wrongful death claim under California’s statute of limitations. Our attorneys are here to speak with you as soon as possible so that you can work on getting back on your feet.

Contact a Bakersfield Wrongful Death Lawyer Today

After losing a loved one in a Bakersfield accident, you may wonder what options you and your family have. Our Bakersfield wrongful death lawyers at Maison Law are here to assist you after your life has been upended by a fatal accident. We understand the ins and outs of wrongful death claims and will provide you with resources that are necessary to help you through these challenging times. Please contact us today for a no-obligation case review to get started.


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