[04-13-2024] Kern County, CA – 21-Year-Old Passenger Killed, Several Others Injured After Multi-Vehicle Crash Along Highway 65

Published April 13, 2024

[04-13-2024] 21-Year-Old Passenger Killed, Several Others Injured After Multi-Vehicle Crash Along Highway 65 A 21-year-old passenger was killed, and several others injured after a multi-vehicle crash east of Delano late Saturday afternoon, April 13, 2024.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the fatal incident occurred at about 4:59 p.m. along Highway 65, south of Highway 155.

Reports indicate that a Ford driver lost control and veered into the opposite lane, hitting a Toyota and a Honda.

One passenger inside the Toyota was declared dead, while other occupants suffered moderate to major injuries.

All the victims were transported to nearby hospitals. The number of patients has yet to be confirmed.

The authorities are currently conducting an investigation into the fatal crash.

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.