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Bakersfield: Arletta McIsaac Killed in Rear-End Collision on Highway 99

Posted on Jul 13, 2012

At about 3 p.m. on Wednesday, July 11th, 85-year-old Arletta McIsaac was killed in a rear-end collision on Highway 99 near Bakersfield. While traveling southbound in a white pickup truck, a 39-year-old male driver from Porterville neglected to decelerate for stopped traffic and slammed into the back of a silver Hyundai, the impact sending it into another vehicle, triggering a chain-reaction accident. McIsaac, the driver of the Hyundai, was transported to the hospital, where she succumbed to her injuries. The driver of the pickup sustained major head trauma and was also transported to a hospital, as were three other drivers, their injuries ranging from minor to moderate. 


“When a driver’s negligence causes a crash resulting in injury or fatality, the victims or their families may hold the driver liable for expenses associated with their recovery or loss,” explained California car accident lawyer James Ballidis.


Throughout Kern County, 4,721 people were killed or injured in traffic collisions in 2010, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety. Compared to 57 other counties in the state, Kern ranked 41st for its incidence of fatal and injury collisions that year. The OTS gives counties with the poorest safety records the highest rankings, with 1st place being the worst. 


All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of Arletta McIsaac, the driver killed in the rear-end collision on Highway 99. We would also like to wish a full recovery to those who were injured.

The Bakersfield Californian originally reported this crash.


Additional information on the personal injury and the wrongful death claims process is available to the public free of charge through our office. 


If you would like to request one of these free resources, or to speak with a California car accident lawyer, feel free to call 866-981-5596.  

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