Bakersfield –Two tractors collided and caught fire last Friday evening, killing one truck driver and critically injuring the other. The fatal crash happened along South Edison Road at around 5:00 o’clock in the  afternoon.

Authorities identified one of the drivers as Andrew John Mateut, age 27. He was following another tractor trailer but for unknown reasons, he hit the left side of another tractor trailer that was trying to turn. As both big trucks crashed, it burst into flame. Mateut, who was unable to escape from the burning wreckage, was badly burn. He was immediately taken to a local hospital for treatment. The other driver was a 73-year-old man who died at the scene.

The law enforcement of Bakersfield California does not release of the identity of fatalities pending notification of nearest kin. Investigation is ongoing.

There are trucks everywhere – on freeways, local streets, and roadways. Today, they play important role in business as they transport goods from place to place. Due to their size, weight, and difficulty to drive, trucks are easily involved in car accidents. Depending on how fast it is running, a truck can seriously injure other drivers and pedestrians; it can even cause death. Some people are lucky as they have not been involved in truck accident; but today truck accidents do not only cause critical injuries but even death.

Trucks are dangerous on the road causing injuries and deaths of many drivers. Currently, the United States has over 15.5 million trucks and about 13% are semi trucks, 18 are wheelers, big rigs, and tractor trailers

Car Accident victims may be entitled to financial compensation for pain and suffering in addition to economic damages.

Accident victims have rights. If you were injured in a car accident, contact an experienced  Los Angeles car accident lawyer now for free consultation. He will protect the rights of you and your loved ones. You may be entitled to financial compensation for economic damages, as well as pain and suffering.

 

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