According to 30-year-old Zackhary Williams of Bakersfield, he was sitting on his couch June 30th preparing to eat a sandwich when he was suddenly sent airborne into the ceiling of his second-story apartment.
An explosion next-door broke Williams’ leg causing life-long injuries, says his attorney Chris Hagan of Chain, Cohn, and Clark law firm. The incident occurred at the Park 20th Apartments near 20th and V streets in downtown Bakersfield injuring two including Williams. He was living with three other individuals at the time of the incident who were not home when the explosion occurred. Now Williams’ attorney is trying to figure out who is at fault for the explosion with a possible lawsuit pending.
Hagan says once the Bakersfield City Fire Department concludes their investigation, the firm will send its own investigators. A letter has been sent to the apartment complex owner, Park 20th Apartments LP, to preserve the scene which they are legally obligated to do.
Right now, officials believe a gas leak was the possible cause of the explosion, but utility PG&E issued a statement saying none of their utilities were at fault.