Bakersfield, CA – Female Pedestrian Fatally Struck by Train on Espee St
Bakersfield, CA (August 20, 2020) – An automobile accident reported on Tuesday claimed the life of one woman in the Bakersfield area, according to reports. On August 18, the Bakersfield Police Department, firefighters, and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responded to the site of a crash on Espee Street in central Bakersfield.
Reports furnished by local news sources show that a female pedestrian was walking in central Bakersfield, near the area of Q Street and Espee Street at around 4:30 p.m., when she was struck by a train from the Union Pacific. No one inside the train sustained any injuries. The female victim did not escape injury. Emergency crews arrived at the scene and located the woman who was severely injured in the accident. Medical personnel was unable to provide treatment. The injured woman was declared deceased at the scene. Crews secured the area and began investigations surrounding the cause of the crash. At this time, investigations are ongoing.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the victim who lost her life in this accident. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in California
Every year, around 6,000 pedestrians lose their lives in traffic-related incidents throughout the United States. Roughly 15% of fatal pedestrian accidents happen right here in California. Although our lawmakers consistently work to protect pedestrians while sharing roads with drivers, they continue to be victimized daily. In many cases, pedestrians are struck by vehicles operated by distracted, impaired, and reckless drivers. Although we can be vigilant to protect others who are sharing the road, there is no guarantee that other motorists are going to take us into consideration while driving.
Any vehicle collision has the potential to cause catastrophic injuries for those involved. Pedestrians involved in accidents are at a heightened risk of suffering injuries given the fact that they are unprotected against the force of vehicles. Although losing a loved one is challenging under any circumstance, knowing that your loved one lost their life in an accident that could have been prevented just makes the situation even more devastating. When victims lose their lives in preventable pedestrian accidents, their families can contact a wrongful death attorney in California for legal guidance.
Working with a responsive attorney in the Bakersfield area is a family’s best bet for getting the justice they deserve. California accident attorneys at Torem & Associates have nearly 40-years of experience provided trusted and effective legal representation to families throughout Los Angeles County who have lost loved ones in preventable accidents due to the negligence of others. Although it can seem as though no amount of money can even alleviate the overwhelming pain and suffering families endure after a tragic loss, having compensation available to cover the costs of funeral services and the financial burdens families endure from lost wages can help grieving families move forward. If your loved one lost their life in a preventable accident, contact our personal injury attorneys in California at (888) 500-5000 to discuss legal options available to help you recover.
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