Bakersfield, California – The Kern County Coroner’s Office has disclosed the identity of a man who was killed in a multi-vehicle collision at an intersection Bakersfield on Tuesday afternoon.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the accident happened at Grissom Street and White Lane at about 2:23 p.m. May 12.
The Bakersfield Police Department officers who responded to the incident recovered a black Honda Civic, a semi-truck, a white Chrysler Town & Country van and a white Nissan Versa at the scene of the accident.
It was determined that the Honda was traveling eastbound on White Lane when it ran a red light and collided with the semi-truck that was making a turn onto Grissom Street from White Lane.
The impact of the collision caused the Honda to crash into two other vehicles that were stopped at the intersection.
41-year-old Larry Jose Mangrobang Sr. who was driving the Honda was transported to the hospital where he later died while undergoing treatment.
The drivers and occupants of the other vehicles were unhurt.
The intersection was temporarily closed as the authorities examined the scene of the accident.
What to Do At the Accident Scene
Nobody is ever prepared for an accident. However, knowing what to do in case you are involved in the accident is very crucial. The following steps will help you ensure your safety and the safety of others.
- Stay at the scene and don’t panic.
- Check for injuries and immediately call for an ambulance if anyone is hurt.
- Notify the police even if no one is injured. The police will examine the scene and document the accident. At this point, it is important to record accurate information. You can later request a police report.
- If the accident is minor, it is advisable to move the vehicles to the shoulder and turn on your vehicle’s hazard lights to ensure the safety of other motorists.
- Gather information about the other drivers involved in the accident. Also, talk to witnesses and get their information.
- If possible, take photos of the damage to your car and the surrounding area.
- Do not admit fault or discuss the accident with anyone. Do not sign any papers unless requested by the police.
- Do not leave the accident scene until the police have left.
After leaving the accident scene,
- Contact your insurance company as soon as possible.
- Get a copy of the accident report from the police.
- Get a property damage valuation.
- If you were injured in the accident, keep detailed notes of your injuries and track your medical treatment.
- Contact a reputable personal injury attorney to protect your rights.
- Seek legal advice before you contact your insurer to discuss your car accident claim and compensation for your personal injuries. A qualified attorney will help you recover the maximum amount of damages.