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Bakersfield: Passenger Amber Dawn Henry Killed in Crash, Impaired Driving Suspected

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At about 2:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 6, 34-year-old Amber Dawn Henry was killed in a crash in Bakersfield. She was a back-seat passenger of a vehicle that slammed into a block wall in the 1500 block of E. California Avenue. Paramedics transported the driver, 28-year-old Cody Randazzle, and two other passengers, 28-year-old Lawrence Johnson and 27-year-old Chris Brown, to an area hospital to receive treatment for minor injuries. Police suspect the driver may have been impaired and are investigating the accident.

“After a fatal crash, the family of the victim may hold the at-fault party liable for their loss by filing a wrongful death claim,” explained California car accident lawyer James Ballidis. “Those injured in the accident may pursue personal injury claims in order to obtain compensation for the cost of their recoveries.”

Bakersfield accounted for 16 of the 87 fatalities and 1,442 of the 4,278 injuries suffered by motor vehicle occupants in collisions that occurred in Kern County in 2010, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. Alcohol was a contributing factor in 40 of the fatal and 447 of the injury crashes that occurred in the county that year.

All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of Amber Dawn Henry, the passenger who was killed in the crash.

Bakersfieldnow.com originally reported this accident.

Additional information on the injury and the wrongful death claims process is available to the public free of charge through our office.

If you would like to request one of these free resources, or to speak with a California car accident lawyer, feel free to call 866-981-5596.

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