At about 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 10, 13-year-old Jared Fair, of Bakersfield, was killed in a rear-end collision near Newberry Springs. While traveling southbound on Interstate 15, the driver of a truck failed to decelerate for traffic and slammed into the Toyota Camry in which Fair was riding. The California Highway Patrol is investigating the accident.
“Drivers whose negligence results in fatal motor vehicle collisions may be held liable by the families of the victims,” explained California car accident attorney James Ballidis. “In many cases, the family will file a wrongful death claim against the negligent driver.”
The California Office of Traffic Safety’s most current records indicate that traffic accidents claimed the lives of or caused injury to 11,866 people in San Bernardino in 2010. The OTS ranked San Bernardino 36th out of 58 counties for its incidence of fatal and injury crashes that year; 1st place is considered the worst possible ranking. Statewide, 2,720 people lost their lives in traffic accidents.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of Jared Fair, the teenager who was killed in the rear-end collision.
www.bakersfieldnow.com originally reported this Newberry Springs crash.
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