[03-28-2024] Kern County, CA – One Person Killed Following Three-Vehicle Collision Near Taft

Published April 23, 2024

[03-28-2024] One Person Killed Following Three-Vehicle Collision Near TaftOne person was killed following a three-vehicle collision near Taft on Thursday morning, March 28, 2024.

According to the Taft Police Department, the deadly crash happened at about 5:15 a.m. along Highway 33, just north of Cadet Road and south of Taft.

The victim, a male, was the only one injured in the accident. He was transported from the scene to Mercy Southwest Hospital in Bakersfield, where he was pronounced dead. The authorities did not disclose the identity of the deceased immediately.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation. TPD believes that alcohol was not a factor in the incident.

Additional information was not immediately available.

Don’t Know What To Do After An Accident?

Your safety and rights depend on what you do next after an accident. Remember the following steps if you find yourself in one:

  • Check yourself for any injuries.

  • Stay on the scene, call 9-1-1, and wait for emergency responders.

  • Move your vehicle to the road shoulder if safe; turn on hazard lights.

  • Fully cooperate with law enforcement and stay until cleared to leave.

  • Document the scene and injuries with photos and videos.

  • Seek immediate medical attention.

  • Contact your insurance company and find a personal injury lawyer for legal advice.

What A Lawyer Can Do For You

Many victims put off calling a lawyer even if they sustain injuries after an accident. However, lawyers can help you in many ways. They can provide you with police reports, CCTV footage, and witness statements to strengthen your case. Your attorney will also negotiate with insurance companies to get you fair compensation. 

The best part is that they will do all of these things for you at no upfront cost. So if you’re injured in an accident, hire a personal injury attorney to recover medical bills, car repair costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering.