Big Rig Crash at Cottonwood Road and Pacheco Road in Bakersfield
Bakersfield, California (March 17, 2022) – The California Highway Patrol is investigating a Bakersfield car accident that left one person hospitalized early Thursday morning.
A black Honda Accord and a big rig were involved in the 3:41 a.m. crash.
Bakersfield police, firefighters, and paramedics responded to E Pacheco Road and Cottonwood Road, where the accident occurred.
Investigators said the Honda crashed into the back of the semi that was stopped on eastbound Pacheco waiting to make a turn onto Cottonwood. Both vehicles were blocking the roadway after the collision.
The paramedics transported one person who sustained possible major injuries to Kern Medical Center.
The Honda was towed away from the scene.
Traffic flow in the area was affected due to a closure of eastbound Pacheco following the accident.
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After being involved in a car accident, there are several important steps that you should take before anything else. They include; getting medical help, gathering evidence, and reporting the accident.
- See a Doctor
Whether you suffered severe or minor injuries in a car accident, it is important to see a doctor as soon as possible. A doctor will diagnose and treat your injuries. Seeing a doctor also helps prevent future health problems that may arise due to neglected treatment of injuries, particularly internal or spine injuries. A doctor also helps document evidence that is necessary when filing a personal injury lawsuit.
- Gather Evidence
To succeed and maximize compensation out of a personal injury claim, a victim of a car accident should provide sufficient evidence. To strengthen your claim, you should collect and preserve all information related to your car accident. Take pictures of the crash scene and your injuries. Record the events that happened leading to the crash. Keep all receipts on money spent on medication. If you are not in a position to gather evidence due to your injuries, ask for help from someone at the scene.
- Report the Accident
Report your car accident to relevant authorities so that they can write a report about it.
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