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Bakersfield, CA – Woman Dies After Accident Along Highway 99 near Merle Haggard Drive

Bakersfield, CA (July 17, 2018) – Local sources reported that a woman died during a brutal accident that took place along Highway 99 near Merle Haggard Drive. The incident occurred at approximately 5:00 AM in the early morning hours on Sunday, July 15, 2018. As of today, the Kern County coroner has identified the deceased victim as 23-year old Gabriella Virginia Leenerts, a resident of Bakersfield. Authorities have not revealed any detailed information concerning the identity of the box truck driver involved in the crash at this time.

According to the report from the California Highway Patrol, Leenerts had been driving a Honda CRV southbound along northbound Highway 99 when, without warning, her vehicle crashed into the front-end of an oncoming box truck. As a result of the impact, Leenerts died.

As of now, the CHP has assumed authority over the ongoing investigation. As more evidence begins to surface, more information will be released to public sources.

We extend our deepest condolences and most heartfelt prayers to the family and friends of Gabriella Leenerts during this difficult and tragic time.

Bakersfield Wrongful Death Lawyer

Authorities are working hard to determine what specifically caused the crash. Forensic teams will examine photographs of the crash site and inspect the Honda and the box truck for mechanical issues or system failure. Officials will also consider if drunk driving, drug abuse, negligence, distracted driving, or reckless behavior played any part in the events leading up to the crash.

In the case of an accident resulting in fatalities, the family of the victims will have the legal right to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the guilty party. By seeking legal assistance, these individuals can receive compensation for a variety of issues including medical bills, funeral expenses, or tragic loss.

We at Brady Law Group will work with you to ensure your rights and give you the peace of mind needed to focus on your recovery.

If you’ve been injured as the result of another person’s negligence, please call us at (866) 211-2562 to receive a free consultation with one of our expert attorneys.

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 to all those involved in the accident.


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