On Thursday evening, a semi-truck accident involving several other vehicles occurred at an Arvin intersection. The accident, according to Bakersfield Now, occurred around 2:54 p.m. at the intersection of South Edison Road and Herring Road on January 11, 2024.
California Highway Patrol arrived on scene after the accident, where they discovered that a semi-truck, a Nissan Frontier, and a tractor collided at the intersection due to reasons that are not yet known.
Paramedics, fire crews, and several other Arvin responders were immediately dispatched to the scene. One of the victims involved in the accident was taken to the hospital in serious condition. A second injured party was taken to Kern Medical with minor injuries and is expected to fully recover.
No further details have been released but the investigation into the collision remains ongoing.
Maison Law of Arvin posted details regarding this collision and information for victims seeking support after a truck accident.
Semi-Truck Accident Hazards in Arvin
Semi-truck accidents are commonplace in Arvin and throughout Kern County. Although there is not enough data on truck accidents in Arvin, Kern County does have data concerning truck accidents throughout the county. In 2022, California’s Transportation Injury Mapping System (TIMS) estimated that 327 semi-truck accidents occurred in all of Kern County. These accidents can easily be prevented when truck drivers and companies take special precautions on our roads. However, accidents still occur due to negligence each year.
Due to the sheer size alone of semi-trucks, these accidents can be incredibly devastating and traumatizing. On top of this, they tend to lead to some of the most catastrophic injuries and long-lasting damages. Victims may wonder how they can move forward after they have sustained harm in an unexpected truck accident in Arvin.
After a Semi-Truck Accident in Arvin
It can be stressful to deal with the aftermath of a truck accident, especially if you have a long road to recovery before you. You may be left with a wide array of questions as you work on your financial recovery. On top of this, it is not unusual for the insurance company to start calling and leaving you in a desperate and confusing situation.
After a truck accident, it is crucial that you seek the assistance of an experienced and knowledgeable Arvin truck accident lawyer as soon as possible. We are here to listen to you and offer you help every step of the way.
Martin Gasparian is the founder of Maison Law, a California Personal Injury Law Firm. Martin is a graduate of Georgetown University Law School and has been practicing law in California 2004. His practice focuses on helping injury victims know their rights and recover just compensation.