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Fatal Collision on Union Avenue: Speed and Intoxication Suspected Factors [Bakersfield, CA] 

Bakersfield, California – Police report that speed and intoxication are suspected factors in a tragic accident on Union Avenue. A driver ran a red light and collided with a garbage truck, causing an impact that affected other vehicles.

The Bakersfield Police Department responded to a collision on October 5, 2023, around 10:02 a.m., at the intersection of Union and California Avenues.

According to the preliminary investigation by Bakersfield police, a speeding van was heading north on Union Avenue when it failed to stop at a red light and collided with a garbage truck. This violent collision caused the garbage truck to overturn and hit two other vehicles in the area.

Authorities highlight that excessive speed and possible intoxication are considered suspicious factors contributing to this fatal collision on Union Avenue.

Emergency medical services arrived at the scene, but the van’s driver, identified as a male, was pronounced dead at the accident site. Fortunately, the garbage truck driver and the drivers of the other two vehicles involved got out of the accident without injuries.

The intersection of Union Avenue and California Avenue remained closed for several hours to facilitate the investigation and clean-up efforts.

Authorities urge anyone with relevant information about this case to contact the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111.

Losing a loved one in a traffic accident is a heartbreaking experience that impacts families emotionally and financially. During these difficult times, having compassionate and dedicated legal support can aid in the recovery and complex legal process.

At Ayuda California, we are available 24/7 to assist you. We are your legal support, let us help you.

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