On the afternoon of Wednesday, September 12, a semi ran over and severed a female trucker’s leg in the parking lot of a gas station near Arvin. The 47-year-old woman was walking from her parked truck to the TA Travel Center when she was struck by another semi, the front wheel rolling over her right leg. She was airlifted to Kern Medical Center. Authorities are investigating the accident.
“Given their size and weight, big rigs can cause significant injury in an accident,” explained California truck accident attorney James Ballidis, “especially if the other parties involved are operating a vehicle that offers little protection or are walking.”
Arvin accounted for none of the 22 fatalities and 16 of the 237 injuries suffered by pedestrians in traffic accidents that occurred in Kern County in 2010, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. Large trucks were involved in 16 of the fatal and 206 of the injury collisions that occurred in the county that year.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to the woman whose leg was run over and severed by the semi.
The Bakersfield Californian originally reported this Arvin accident.
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