[03-30-2024] Kern County, CA – At Least One Person Killed Following Fiery Two-Vehicle Collision Along SR-178

Published April 19, 2024

[03-30-2024] At Least One Person Killed Following Fiery Two-Vehicle Collision Along SR-178 At least one person was killed following a fiery two-vehicle collision along SR-178, Kern County, on Saturday morning, March 30, 2024. 

According to the California Highway Patrol, the collision happened around 10:27 a.m. on the 23000-23199 block of SR178. 

Authorities stated that the collision involved a black car and a white car. For unknown reasons, the vehicles collided head-on, resulting in severe damage and debris scattered across the roadway. The black vehicle caught fire after the crash. 

Police said that one individual was severely injured and pronounced dead at the scene. The victim’s identity has not been disclosed pending notification of their next kin. 

No further information was released, and the authorities are gathering all necessary information to determine the cause of the collision. 

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.