At about 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 16, 31-year-old Severo Ramirez and 33-year-old Leonel Del Toro were killed in a collision with an SUV in Bakersfield. While traveling near the intersection of Columbus Street and University Avenue, 35-year-old Felicitas Mendoza broadsided the vehicle in which Ramirez and Del Toro were occupants. Emergency responders transported Mendoza and her two children to an area hospital. Authorities are investigating the accident and have requested that witnesses call 661-327-7111.
“The victims of motor vehicle collisions and their families have recourse through the civil justice system,” explained California car accident attorney James Ballidis. “Those who were injured may file personal injury claims against the at-fault driver in order to be compensated for their losses. Families who have lost loved ones may pursue wrongful death claims against the negligent driver.”
The California Office of Traffic Safety’s most current records indicate that 1,343 people were killed or injured in crashes that occurred in Bakersfield in 2010. Statewide, 2,791 people lost their lives in traffic accidents in 2011, a 2.6 percent increase from 2010.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the families of Severo Ramirez and Leonel Del Toro, the two men who were killed in the collision with the SUV.
www.kget.com originally reported this Bakersfield crash.
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