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Update: Motorcyclist Hurt in Crash on Highway 178 in Kern County

September 8, 2014- The motorcyclist that was seriously injured in the accident that took place on Monday, in Bakersfield, has now died from his wounds.  The vehicle collision happened on Highway 178, at about 12:45 AM.

The biker has been identified by the Kern County coroner’s office, as Tim Dooley, 52 years old, a resident of Fresno.

tim dooley bakersfield motorcycle crash kern county highway 178
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The motorcycle crash occurred on the freeway, near Morning Drive.  Officer’s reported that Dooley’s bike was hit by a car.

Dooley was taken to Kern Medical Center, in Bakersfield, where he later died from his injuries.

Please give us a call, if you are a relative or are in touch with the family, and would like us to investigate this accident further. We are located in Visalia, on Caldwell Ave, north of Kern County. Attorney John Rozier 559-713-0159 or online at