An SUV being driven by a minor crashed into a home in Southwest Bakersfield early Saturday morning. The accident itself was less remarkable than the consequences that followed. In hitting the house, the driver also broke a gas line, resulting in the evacuation of several homes within the neighborhood while crews worked to control the situation. The driver, who fled the scene but was later caught, has been charged with driving without a license and hit and run. Fortunately no one was hurt in this accident.
SUVs are the vehicles most commonly involved in single-vehicle accidents. Police suggest the driver involved in this latest Bakersfield SUV accident lost control before hitting the house and, while this may have to do with many factors, it is not uncommon for drivers of these top heavy and often poorly constructed vehicles to lose control.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a single-vehicle accident, you may be entitled to seek compensation for all of your damages, but establishing liability in these cases can be extremely difficult. This is why you need an experienced personal injury lawyer on your side as soon as you are involved in a car wreck. Mickey Fine has over two decades of experience helping victims of defective vehicles get justice. He can review your case free of charge to help you better understand your rights, your options, and the best way to get the justice you deserve.
To schedule a free consultation at our Bakersfield or Manhattan Beach location, please contact the Law Offices of Mickey Fine today.