Bakersfield, CA - Accident News and Resources including car, bicycle, motorcycle and truck accidents and much more.
Bakersfield - the 9th largest city in California
Bakersfield is a city near the southern end of th San Joaquin Valley in Kern County with an extensive agricultural economy. It is roughly equidistant between Fresno and Los Angeles, which are 110 mi (180 km) to the north and south, respectively. In the 2010 census, the city’s population was 347,483, is the 52nd largest city in the United States and is the third largest county in California by area. The total Bakersfield inner urban area, which includes East Bakersfield and Rosedale, has a population of about 464,000. The major roads in Bakersfield include:
- Westside Freeway* - north to San Francisco/Sacramento/California state line
- Golden State Freeway* - north to Fresno/Sacramento, south to Los Angeles
- Paso Robles Highway - west to Central Coast
- Mojave Freeway* - east to I-15/I-40 in Barstow
To get up-to-date road information, go to the California DOT site. And to find out current weather conditions in Bakersfield, go to Accuweather.com.
Links to recent accidents in the Bakersfield area
Here is information on the most recent accidents in Bakersfield:
- Bakersfield car accidents;
- Bakersfield motorcycle accidents;
- Bakersfield pedestrian accidents;
- Bakersfield train accidents;
- Bakersfield aircraft accidents;
- Bakersfield commercial truck accidents.
If you are looking for information on a specific crash that happened in Bakersfield, go to the link above for the accident type you are seeking.
If you know someone who has been injured in a Bakersfield accident, here are links to the major hospitals in the area:
- San Joaquin Community Hospital
- Mercy Southwest Hospital
- Bakersfield Memorial Hospital
- Kern Medical Center
- Good Samaritan Hospital
- Bakersfield VA Clinic
Bakersfield Community Safety Resources:
Cal Walks Team | California Walks provides local pedestrian safety advocacy. Bike Bakersfield is a non-profit bicycle safety advocacy group.
Bakersfield legal information for accident victims
After someone has been injured or killed in a motor-vehicle crash in Bakersfield , many decisions need to be made immediately and questions need to be answered. For example, how much of the medical costs will be covered by the insurance policy? How does PIP insurance help with medical bills immediately? What if the at-fault driver has no insurance?
Where to find legal assistance after a Bakersfield injury accident
After a serious crash, it is crucial to get help from a Bakersfield personal injury attorney who understands the local regulations and legal standards, who knows how insurance policies work, and who can handle all aspects of an insurance claim so the injured person can focus on recovery. If someone is killed in a collision, a Bakersfield wrongful death lawyer will help by handling the entire legal process so families can focus on healing.