(January 6, 2020) – A man has been arrested following a suspected
hit-and-run car accident that left killed two people and left one other person
injured in Bakersfield on Friday night.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the deadly collision occurred on Highway 99.
The authorities said 58-year-old Aurelio Castaneda of Tulare
was driving a truck when his vehicle was rear-ended by a 2007 Hyundai driven by
The Hyundai driver and his 24-year-old passenger were killed in the accident. Their identities were not immediately disclosed.
A third passenger in the Hyundai identified as 20-year-old
Adonis Malik Jones was seriously injured in the accident and was rushed to a
local hospital for treatment.
A third vehicle that was traveling northbound crashed into
the Hyundai. The female driver of the third car suffered minor injuries.
Castaneda drove away after the accident but was later
arrested on suspicion of hit-and-run.
No other information was provided.
Wrongful death and personal injury attorney Arin Khodaverdian, President and Managing Partner of Alpine Law Group, urges accidents victims and their families to immediately seek legal assistance. “Those who are affected by tragedy have rights, but they must act quickly in order to preserve those rights to the full extent of the law. Often, swift action by an experienced attorney is imperative in order to preserve evidence, interview witnesses and immediately begin pursuing any and all responsible parties.”
While Mr. Khodaverdian does not represent any of the parties involved in this incident, he has recovered over $100 million for thousands of injury victims and their families. “In one case, we were able to recover a 7-figure settlement within 11 business days of being hired by the family of a victim killed by a negligent driver. While this result is atypical and does not predict future outcomes, justice in this case help bring about closure and a swift sense of justice for the family.”
Mr. Khodaverdian is personally available for free consultations 24/7 by calling 800-984-4123.