BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA (February 9, 2017) –One person was killed and another was hospitalized after an accident on Thursday morning on Round Mountain Road, according to a local news source. (map)
The accident happened around 10:11 am. A car reportedly went off Round Mountain Road and landed in nearby Poso Creek. Two men searching for mushrooms nearby saw a woman in the water and attempted to rescue her. They then drove to an area with cell service and called 911.
Responding emergency personnel were able to locate the woman and pull her out of the water, but the man inside the vehicle was tragically declared dead at the scene. The woman has been identified as 27 year old Crista Skaggs. The accident remains under investigation at this time.
“Sadly, there are no words that can comfort all family members and friends as they cope with such tragic loss,” said the attorneys from Lexton Law Firm. “Our thoughts and prayers are with all parties affected in this tragedy as they try to piece together what happened.”
Losing a loved one is an extremely difficult time for any family member or friend affected by a tragedy. If you have lost a loved one due to someone’s negligence, you may have the right to a wrongful death claim against the responsible party. Serving Bakersfield, Los Angeles, Riverside, and throughout California, Lexton Law Firm strongly encourages anyone who may find themselves in this situation to give us a call today at (877) 541-2111. We will fight hard to obtain the care you deserve and just compensation that you and your family are entitled.