Deion Nobles ID’d as Motorcyclist Killed in Bakersfield Crash on Chester Avenue
Bakersfield, California (February 15, 2020) – The motorcyclist who died Friday night in an alleged DUI crash in Central Bakersfield has been identified as Deion Nobles. He was a former Bakersfield High School football player.
The deadly accident took place at around 6:00 p.m. Friday, February 14 on Chester Avenue.
Authorities said Nobles was riding his motorcycle on Chester Avenue when he was hit by a pickup truck driven by Torres Dawson.
Nobles sustained major injuries and was later declared deceased at the scene.
Dawson stopped at the scene after the accident. He was arrested and booked into the Kern County Jail for DUI and gross vehicular manslaughter.
The accident remains under investigation. Anyone with information about this case is urged to call BPD at 661-327-7111.
“Far too many motorcycle collisions are caused by the carelessness or recklessness of other motorists. Sadly, when this occurs, motorcyclists are the ones who tend to suffer the vast majority of injuries”, according to Arin Khodaverdian, Managing Partner and CEO Alpine Law Group. Under California’s rule of comparative negligence, a victim may be able to collect compensation for injuries and other damages even if you were partly at fault for the accident.