Man, Woman Injured in Bakersfield Car Accident at Mount Vernon and Columbus Street
Bakersfield, California (February 28, 2020) – Two people were injured Thursday night in an alleged DUI crash in Northeast Bakersfield, according to authorities.
The accident took place at about 9:20 p.m. Thursday, February 27 at the intersection of Mount Vernon and Columbus Street.
Authorities said a pickup truck was traveling northbound on Mount Vernon Avenue when the driver allegedly ran a red light at the intersection and collided with a minivan.
Two occupants of the minivan, a man and a woman, sustained non-life-threatening injuries in the crash. They were treated at the scene by responding paramedic.
The male driver of the pickup truck suffered moderate injuries and was transported to a hospital. Authorities believed that he was intoxicated at the time of the accident.
The accident remains under investigation. Anyone with information about the crash is urged to contact the Bakersfield Police Department at 327-7111.
According to Arin Khodaverdian, the Managing Partner and CEO Alpine Law Group, a separate investigation by an experienced attorney is necessary so as clearly uncover the circumstances surrounding the collision. “An attorney will also help the victim to navigate all the legal processes in pursuit of fair compensation and justice. Car accident claims are rarely straightforward, and, regardless of the circumstances involved, liable insurance companies will often do everything possible to limit their out-of-pocket expenses by either devaluing or outright denying your claim. It is crucial, therefore, that you have an experienced attorney on your side,” said Arin.