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Bakersfield, CA – Fatal Motorcycle Collision with Large Gravel Truck on Granite Road

Bakersfield, CA (July 19, 2018) – A motorcycle rider collided with a large semi on South Granite road late Thursday morning which resulted in the death of the cyclist, according to the California Highway Patrol. The deadly accident purportedly transpired shortly before noon at 11:59 a.m., as per the initial report.

Officials from the California Highway Patrol were immediately dispatched to the scene of the accident. The reports stated that the cyclist, who was riding a three-wheeler motorcycle at the time, ultimately collided with a very large gravel truck. The company vehicle ended up overturning as a result of the accident.

An air ambulance was called to the crash site and landed shortly after in order to attend to the victims. Unfortunately, the motorcycle rider was unable to survive the crash as authorities confirmed that the rider was sadly pronounced dead at the scene. There was no more information pertaining to the truck driver and if they were injured during the accident.

The tractor-trailer had to be brought back into an upright position by a heavy-duty tow truck before being hauled away. The events that led to this accident are currently under investigation.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences and our warmest thoughts and prayers to the family members and friends of the victim during this tragically devastating time.

California Motorcycle Accident Trucking Accident and Wrongful Death 

The investigation into this fatal mishap will focus on whether or not any negligent actions led to the collision. Trucking accidents are handled a bit differently, and if the truck driver is found to be at-fault for the crash, there will be grounds for a wrongful death claim against the trucking company that owns the tractor-trailer. However, the choice to file a lawsuit can be a personal one, and only the family members of the victim can make that choice.

We at Brady Law Group , we understand that there is nothing more tragic than the sudden loss of a loved one, and we are passionate about holding negligent drivers liable for the pain and devastation they cause. If you have lost a loved one due to a negligent driver, call us at (866) 435-6581 for a free consultation with one of our expert attorneys today.

Note: Outside sources were used in the creation of this post including news bulletins and first-hand accounts of the accident and injuries involved. As a result, the details of the accident presented have not been independently verified by our own writing staff. If you have identified any false information in the story, please inform us immediately, and we will adjust the posting to reflect the most accurate content available.

Disclaimer: As a member of the local community, we at Brady Law Group strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who lives in our beloved state. We are extremely saddened by these accidents but hope that, through an awareness of these dangers, those in our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We wish only the best and quickest recovery for all those involved in the accident.

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