On Wednesday, October 21st, a two-vehicle crash involving two motorcyclists occurred in Bakersfield. Bakersfield Police Department is the lead investigator in the crash. The incident happened on Kern Canyon Road at approximately 6:45 p.m. One of the motorcyclists was pronounced dead at the scene. They were identified as a 12-year-old boy named Bruce Leon Cross. The other motorcyclist sustained some moderate injuries. They were identified as a 51-year-old male. He was brought to the hospital for further treatment. It is unknown which driver was at fault. Nevertheless, authorities found that one or both of the motorcycles involved were driving above the speed limit.
Can Minors Be Held Accountable for Vehicular Accidents?
Usually, it depends on the severity of the accident. Vehicular accidents involving underage drivers that cause harm or death to another person will mean that the driver will be prosecuted. However, although criminal charges may not be filed in accidents where no injuries arise, it doesn’t mean that you can’t file a damages claim against the underage driver following a vehicular accident.
You should know, however, that the claim must be submitted against their parents or guardians – not directly against the underaged driver at fault. If you’d like to know more about the legal process for filing a damage claim against an underaged driver, call us at (310) 888-0024 to get a free consultation, available 24/7.
Source: My News LA