On Saturday, January 9th, a vehicle collision was reported in Bakersfield. Bakersfield Police Department is leading an investigation into the crash. The incident happened just past 11:00 a.m. near Oswell Street. The driver was trying to park their vehicle when they struck a woman and a man. The woman sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene while the man had moderate injuries and was transported to the nearest hospital. The pickup truck driver remained at the scene, and authorities have ruled out alcohol intoxication as a cause of the crash, as well as speeding.
Can You File A Claim Against An At-Fault Driver That Wasn’t Convicted?
A conviction generally has no bearing on civil court cases, and this applies to car accident situations as well. Thus, if you are a car accident victim that is planning to pursue a claim against an at-fault driver, you should know that it is possible for you to do so, even if the at-fault driver managed to escape criminal conviction. Call us today at (800) 310-1606 to begin your car accident case consultation for free today.
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