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Skateboard and Big Rig Crash at Union and California Avenues, in Bakersfield

An update to the semi truck accident that occurred on Thursday, June 25, 2015, in Bakersfield.  The skateboarder that was struck by the big rig has died.  He has been identified as 17 year old, Blas Nahum Sandoval.

The tractor-trailer made a turn from south Union Avenue onto west California Avenue.  It is reported that the woman driver had a green light.

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Witnesses claimed that Sandoval did not wait for the semi truck to fully turn before he entered the crosswalk at the intersection.  The skateboarder ran into the rear wheels of the double trailer.

Sandoval suffered major injuries and was rushed to Kern Medical Center.  He later died in the hospital.

Our condolences go out to the family, and friends of these victims.  Please let us help you during this trying time.  Attorney John Rozier, your lawyer for all wrongful deaths, and car accidents.  We serve all of Kern County, Tulare County, and Fresno County.  With our office located in Visalia, California. or contact us by phone at 559-713-0159.