Shortly after 6 a.m. on Saturday, November 10, 39-year-old Omar Parra-Garcia and 48-year-old Ignacio Garcia, both of Lamont, were killed in a collision with a Corvette in Bakersfield. While traveling on Edison Road, the driver of the Corvette, 25-year-old Cristobal Cisneros, of Arvin, failed to observe a stop sign at the intersection with David Road and struck the 1997 Mazda in which the two men were riding, the impact sending it into a power pole. They were pronounced dead at the scene. Cisneros sustained minor injuries and was airlifted to an area hospital. Authorities are investigating the crash.
“When a driver’s negligence causes an accident that fatally harms others, the families of the victims may hold the driver legally accountable for their loss by filing wrongful death claims,” explained California car accident lawyer James Ballidis.
Bakersfield accounted for 16 of the 87 fatalities and 1,442 of the 4,278 injuries suffered in motor vehicle collisions that occurred throughout Kern County in 2010, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. The number of traffic deaths that occurred in the state that year decreased 11.9 percent, from 3,081 in 2009 to 2,715.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the families of Omar Parra-Garcia and Ignacio Garcia, the two men who were killed in the collision with the Corvette.
Bakersfieldnow.com originally reported this crash.
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