Woman Killed, Another Injured in Bakersfield Car Accident


Woman Dies, Another Seriously Injured in 2-Car Crash at Pond and Melcher Roads

Bakersfield, California – A woman was killed and another severely wounded after two vehicles collided Saturday night in Bakersfield.

The deadly collision took place at the intersection of Pond and Melcher roads when one of the drivers failed to stop at the stop sign.

According to the California Highway Patrol, a 23-year-old woman was driving northbound on Melcher when she ran a stop sign and broadsided another vehicle that was traveling westbound on Pond.

The impact of the collision caused the car traveling on Pond to strike a power pole, trapping the driver inside. The female driver pinned inside the car was declared dead at the scene.

The other driver sustained serious injuries and was rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment.

Neither alcohol nor drugs appeared to be a factor in the crash.

Arin Khodaverdian, CEO and Managing Attorney 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. Swift action by an intelligent and experienced attorney is imperative in order to preserve evidence, interview witnesses and immediately begin pursuing any and all responsible parties.”

“Usually, clients hire me immediately after their first consultation because they quickly figure out that I will treat them like family. I lift a weight off their shoulders immediately. That is my job. We simply leave no stone unturned – period. We go after everyone and everything. There is no other way to ensure justice,” Mr. Khodaverdian states.

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. We have numerous other 6-figure settlements within 30 days. While these results are atypical and do not predict future outcomes, justice in these cases helped bring about closure and a swift sense of justice for the families.”

Mr. Khodaverdian is the recipient of numerous accolades including one of the: Top 10 Wrongful Death Settlements in CA in 2019; Top 10 Motor Vehicle Accident Settlements in CA in 2019; Top 10 Truck Accident Settlements in CA in 2019, and Top 10 Motorcycle Accident Settlements in CA in 2019. He is a Berkeley graduate and proud personal injury and wrongful death attorney. He is personally available 24/7 for free, no-obligation consultations and second opinions by calling 800-984-4123. He can also be reached via email using the contact form on this site.