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Fatal, multi-vehicle collision caused by motorist’s failure to yield injures trucker, little girl


One was killed and four others were injured in a multi-vehicle accident in California over the weekend. 

The accident happened on March 28th at around 8:30 p.m. near Bakersfield, California. 

According to KGET News, a Chevrolet S-10 failed to yield and turned left in front of an oncoming semi truck at the  Wilson Road intersection of Weedpatch Highway, forcing the semi truck to collide with the S-10. The force of the impact ejected the S-10 driver, who was not wearing a seatbelt, from their vehicle and sent the semi truck veering into oncoming traffic where it collided with a Chevrolet Suburban. 

The S-10 driver died at the scene, and two occupants inside the Suburban, one of them a five-year-old girl, sustained serious injuries in the incident. The driver of the suburban sustained minor injuries, and the trucker also suffered minor injuries but chose to seek his own medical treatment. 

The man killed in the accident has been identified as 78-year-old Jose Luis Cardenas Alvarado. 


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