Jerome Reed sustains major injuries in Buttonwillow accident after truck’s tire blow-out
BUTTONWILLOW, CA (October 24, 2022) – Jerome Reed, 54, of Bakersfield, suffered major injuries in a crash caused by his truck’s tires blowing out.
The accident occurred on October 21 at around 10:07 a.m. on Lerdo Highway according to the California Highway Patrol.
Reed was driving a 2015 Peterbilt cement truck westbound on Lerdo Highway when the truck’s left front tired failed at 60 mph. The blowout caused the truck to veer from the westbound lane into the eastbound lane before going off the road.
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The truck overturned and crashed into an orchard tree, a power pole, and two parked vehicles. When the truck finally came to a stop, Jerome Reed was trapped inside the vehicle.
Kern County Fire Department responders extricated Reed from the vehicle and transported him to Kern Medical Center.
Reed was wearing his seatbelt during the time of the crash and drugs and alcohol are not considered to be factors in this case.
Liability In Huntington Beach Car Accidents
Despite improved safety measures for cars, motor vehicle accidents remain one of the leading causes of serious injury and death in the United States. According to the CDC, “more than 32,000 people are killed and 2 million are injured each year from motor vehicle crashes.” There are a number of factors that could potentially contribute to a car accident including:
- Distracted driving
- Inclement weather
- Dangerous turns
- Poorly designed roadways
All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid causing accidents. This is especially true for commercial drivers that work for a city. A number of collisions are due to drivers that make dangerous left turns. Pursuant to California Vehicle Code 21801, the driver of any vehicle intending to turn left must yield the right of way traveling from the opposite direction close enough to pose a hazard.
If a negligent driver worked for a city, that city could potentially be liable in the event of an accident. Generally speaking, employers are vicariously liable for the negligent actions of their employees – insofar as those employees were working within the course and scope of their job duties. There are a number of steps that should be taken after a car accident.
- Photos of the accident site should be taken.
- Surveillance footage should be sought.
- Medical records should be preserved.
- Eye witnesses should be interviewed.
- A thorough independent investigation should be conducted.
The family of any victim that has died in a car accident may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and funeral expenses. It is essential that evidence is properly preserved after a car accident. A car accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating Jerome Reed’s Truck Accident
We at Accident News Now extend our deepest condolences to the family of Jeremy Page and Josh Page. Any person that may have information about what happened should reach out to the police. A thorough investigation must be conducted for the sake of all who have lost so much.
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