An accident involving two pedestrians and a patrol vehicle left an entire community just north of Bakersfield in outrage, according to the news. The accident happened when a 24-year-old man and a 30-year-old woman were about to cross the intersection of Diane Drive and Norris Road when a patrol vehicle hit them. Authorities say they trooper was driving at a high-speed.
Witnesses say that the trooper failed to notice the street light located on the northeast corner of Diane and Norris and that he was driving between 75 and 90 mph on a 45 mph section of the road. The official reports from the California Highway Patrol show that the victims died on impact and that the hood of the patrol car was crumpled after the crash.
The accident is still under investigation by the California Highway Patrol.
As a Los Angeles car accident lawyer I sincerely hope that the families and closest friends of the victims are receiving the support and assistance they need in this delicate moment of their lives, my heart and thoughts are with them.
As a personal injury lawyer I’m quite familiar with this type of case. I hope that the authorities will work hard to bring light to all the factors that enabled this crash.