According to The Tribune, a semi-truck driver hauling grain mush from Firestone Walker Brewing Company was traveling east on Highway 46 around 2 pm on March 31st, when his truck began drifting onto the shoulder. The driver—Charles S. Celaya of Wyoming, tried to bring his truck back onto the road on a right-hand curve. As he did so, his big rig crossed over the divider in the center of the highway and clipped a Dodge Dakota. The clipped Dodge crashed into a Ford F-150 and a Honda Odyssey.
Apparently, the big rig then collided headfirst with a GMC Sierra that had been driving in the opposite direction. Unfortunately, according to police, the GMC driver—68-year-old Jesus Acebedo of Bakersfield—was killed from blunt force trauma in this big rig truck accident.
The police investigation appears to be ongoing; as of now, law enforcement does not believe that drugs or alcohol played a role in this accident. Depending on the outcome of the investigation, the family of the GMC’s driver may be able to make a wrongful death claim against the operator of the big rig truck. We highly recommend that the family hire a California personal injury attorney who is familiar with handling wrongful death cases, to investigate the circumstances of the accident and determine whether such a claim exists.
Here at Walch Law, our California wrongful death attorneys are highly experienced in pursuing wrongful death claims resulting from car accidents in California, including in Bakersfield. We work aggressively to pursue our clients’ claims and provide our clients with the best possible representation while guiding them through the process of a claim and litigation, when necessary.
The attorneys at Walch Law have successfully handled thousands of injury and wrongful death claims, including car accident cases caused by another party’s negligence or unsafe actions in California. While we know how emotional and confusing this time can be, do not miss the opportunity to file a lawsuit by waiting too long. We also offer free consultations to families of wrongful death victims and work on a contingency fee, meaning that you pay nothing unless you win. There is never a charge to consult with us and we will do our best to answer any questions you may have about the legal process.
To speak with us today about your potential California wrongful death claim or other type of injury claim, call us at 866-INJURY-2 to schedule a free consultation.