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Bakersfield, CA – Pedestrian Killed in Car Crash on Union Ave (CA-204)

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Bakersfield, CA (September 8, 2020) – A collision reported in the Bakersfield area claimed the life of one pedestrian on Monday. Just before 7:45 p.m., on September 7, the Bakersfield Police Department responded to the scene of a collision on Union Avenue.

Reports provided by authorities show that a female was driving a car south on Union Avenue when she lost control of the vehicle near the intersection with East 5th Avenue.

The vehicle crashed into a pedestrian before colliding into a nearby building. The pedestrian sustained fatal injuries in the accident and was declared deceased at the scene of the accident. The driver of the vehicle remained at the scene and cooperated with law enforcement. At this time, the police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the victim who lost their life in this accident.

Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in California

We are now seeing more people out walking, jogging, and traveling on foot than ever before. The drastic increase in people utilizing this method of exercise and transportation has provided numerous benefits for people statewide. Although there is an array of benefits, walking does not come without risk. In fact, more than 900 pedestrians are fatally injured in auto accidents throughout the state of California each year. Although there are numerous laws in place to protect people traveling on foot, there is no way to guarantee their safety. This is especially true when pedestrians are traveling on roads with negligent and reckless drivers.

Thousands of people are injured in pedestrian accidents as a result of drivers who are speeding, texting, talking on the phone, driving impaired, or engaging in other unsafe actions while operating their vehicles. Unlike people traveling inside cars, pedestrians do not have adequate protection during accidents. As a result, they end up sustaining more severe injuries than others involved in collisions. When victims lose their lives in accidents, it is crucial that their families move forward to protect their legal rights. Reaching out to a knowledgeable wrongful death attorney in California can help to ensure your legal rights are protected after losing a loved one.

The California pedestrian accident attorneys at Torem & Associates are dedicated to helping families recover after losing loved ones in accidents. Our team strives to provide aggressive and competent legal representation to ensure aggrieved families are able to hold wrongdoers accountable for their actions. Our knowledgeable attorneys take an aggressive and compassionate approach with helping people throughout the Bakersfield area protect their legal rights and maximize their recoveries to cover the costs of funeral arrangements, recover lost wages, and obtain compensation for various other economic and non-economic losses. If your loved one lost their life in a preventable accident, contact our personal injury attorneys in California at your earliest convenience by calling (888) 500-5000 to discuss legal options available to help you recover.

Note: Our team of writers utilizes secondary sources when creating these posts.  These sources include but are not limited to local news reports, police accident reports, and eyewitness accounts about serious injury accidents in Bakersfield.  For that reason, the details surrounding the incident have not been independently verified by our team of writers.  If you locate any information that is not correct in our post, please contact our firm right away so that we correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available.  

Disclaimer: Our firm, Torem & Associates, has worked hard to become valued members of the local business community.  We write these posts as a way to bring awareness to the dangers of driving or being a passenger in any type of automobile accident. We hope that through awareness, people will use additional caution when out on the roadways in Bakersfield and throughout California to prevent being seriously injured in a crash. This post is not intended to be a solicitation for business. The information provided in this post is meant to be informational and is not intended to be misconstrued as legal or medical advice. The photos used in the post are not representative of the actual accident scene.


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