The California car accident lawyers at Bisnar | Chase have represented families of victims who have been fatally injured as a result of unsecured loads on our freeways. Recently, there was a report in the Kern Valley Sun of a tragic car accident, which claimed the life of 58-year-old John Paul Hamon of Weldon, California. The fatal car accident occurred July 30, 2009 when 63-year-old Michael Carl Rapport, 63, was traveling on the Highway 178 in Kern County with three 2-by-4 boards tied to the top of his 1990 Ford Bronco. Hamon was traveling west on the highway and Rapport was going east when one of the boards fell off the Bronco, struck and penetrated the windshield of Hamon's 1995 Ford Explorer directly in front of the driver seat.
Hamon sustained significant head injuries and died instantly, California Highway Patrol officials said. Hamon's SUV rolled off the road for about 800 feet. Rapport is facing a criminal investigation and could possibly be charged in this fatal crash. Hamon's passenger, 67-year-old Leta Johnson, was taken to a local hospital with moderate injuries.