Cole Roberts ID’d as Person Injured in Fatal Kern County Car Crash on Highway 33 near Barker Road
Kern County, California (March 16, 2020) – The person who was injured in a Sunday night deadly car crash in Kern County has been identified as Cole Roberts, 20, of Paso Robles, according to authorities.
The fatal crash happened on Highway 33 near Barker Road just south of the Kern-Kings County line, at about 9:40 p.m., on March 15.
Sebastian Alberto Martinez, 21, was traveling southbound in a Toyota Camry when he suddenly veered off into the path of a GMC driven by Roberts. Roberts was unable to avoid the Toyota and the two vehicles crashed into one another, according to the CHP.
The damaged Toyota was reportedly struck by another vehicle that was also traveling on the roadway.
The Kern County firefighters freed Roberts, who was pinned in his car as a result of the crash. He sustained significant injuries and was transported to Kern Medical Center.
Martinez died as a result of the accident.
The other motorist suffered minor injuries following the mishap.
The crash remains under investigation.
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.
What to Do At the Accident Scene
Nobody is ever prepared for an accident. However, knowing what to do in case you are involved in the accident is very crucial. The following steps will help you ensure your safety and the safety of others.
- Stay at the scene and don’t panic.
- Check for injuries and immediately call for an ambulance if anyone is hurt.
- Notify the police even if no one is injured. The police will examine the scene and document the accident. At this point, it is important to record accurate information. You can later request a police report.
- If the accident is minor, it is advisable to move the vehicles to the shoulder and turn on your vehicle's hazard lights to ensure the safety of other motorists.
- Gather information about the other drivers involved in the accident. Also, talk to witnesses and get their information.
- If possible, take photos of the damage to your car and the surrounding area.
- Do not admit fault or discuss the accident with anyone. Do not sign any papers unless requested by the police.
- Do not leave the accident scene until the police have left.
After leaving the accident scene,
- Contact your insurance company as soon as possible.
- Get a copy of the accident report from the police.
- Get a property damage valuation.
- If you were injured in the accident, keep detailed notes of your injuries and track your medical treatment.
- Contact a reputable personal injury attorney to protect your rights.
- Seek legal advice before you contact your insurer to discuss your car accident claim and compensation for your personal injuries. A qualified attorney will help you recover the maximum amount of damages.