On Saturday, January 9th, a collision was reported to occur in Bakersfield. Bakersfield Police Department was the first responder at the scene. The incident happened in the parking lot of Bank of America on Oswell Street, near Auburn Street at about 11:17 a.m. A pickup truck was trying to park in the lot when it struck a woman and a man who were queuing in front of the ATM Machine. The woman ended up with severe injuries and was sent to the hospital. The man had moderate injuries and was also sent to the hospital. Unfortunately, the woman was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital. The pickup truck driver remained at the scene and the initial investigation has ruled out intoxication by either alcohol or drugs as a cause of the crash.
Can A Car Crash Happen in a Parking Lot?
Yes, it definitely can. Parking lot crashes contribute to non-traffic crashes, which caused the death of more than 1,000 people each year. Since death is the sentence no matter where the car accident happens, it should not come to your surprise that just like any other car crash, you can pursue a claim against the at-fault driver for their negligent actions. If this is the line of action that you are planning to pursue, take advantage of our free consultation offer, which you can receive by dialing (800) 310-1606.