One the night of Saturday, January 5, 23-year-old Jamie Tweedy was killed and 24-year-old Tevis Stephens was injured in a rollover accident in Buttonwillow. While traveling on Elk Hills Road, the 1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Tweedy was driving left the road and rolled over, ejecting both occupants. Tweedy died at the scene. Stephens was transported to an area hospital to receive treatment for moderate trauma. Authorities do not suspect that alcohol or drugs contributed to the accident and are investigating.
“After a crash resulting in injury or fatality, the negligent party may be held liable by the victims or their families for expenses associated with their recoveries or losses,” explained California car accident lawyer James Ballidis.
Traffic collisions claimed the lives of or caused injury to 4,721 people in Kern County in 2010, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety’s most current statistics. The incidence of traffic fatalities in California increased 2.6 percent, from 2,720 in 2010 to 2,791 in 2011.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of Jamie Tweedy, the woman killed in the rollover accident. We would also like to wish a full recovery to Tevis Stephens, the passenger who was seriously injured.
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