Bakersfield, CA – Steve Ibarra Killed in Pedestrian Crash on Highway 58
Bakersfield, CA (December 18, 2020) – A pedestrian accident in Bakersfield claimed one man’s life on Wednesday evening. At around 11 p.m., on December 16, the California Highway Patrol responded to the site of a crash on Highway 58.
Reports from authorities show that 28-year-old Steve Alejandro Ibarra was walking on Highway 58, just east of Hughes Lane, when he was struck by an SUV, which was driving west on the roadway.
Ibarra was fatally injured in the accident. Emergency crews arrived at the site of the accident and pronounced the man deceased at the scene. No one inside the SUV was injured. At this time, the California Highway Patrol is investigating the cause of the crash.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Steve Alejandro Ibarra. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in California
Each year, around 900 pedestrians lose their lives in traffic-related incidents throughout California. Given the drastic increase in the number of people we see walking, jogging, and getting out on foot, it is no surprise that California’s fatality rate for pedestrian accidents is nearly 25% higher than the national average. Regardless of how many actions are taken to protect pedestrians traveling through our state, the number of deaths each year continues to rise.
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. As a result, we see numerous people fatally injured in accidents in California that could have been prevented. These accidents often have an overwhelming impact on families who are left to endure the mental, physical, and financial challenges of an unexpected loss. When victims are killed in auto accidents as a result of another person’s actions, it is crucial that their families contact a wrongful death attorney in California as soon as possible. Surviving relatives may be entitled to compensation to help alleviate the costs they face moving forward after enduring an unexpected loss.
California pedestrian accident attorneys at Torem & Associates have extensive experience helping families recover after losing loved ones in preventable accidents. Unlike other types of personal injury lawsuits, wrongful death claims are filed in civil court by surviving relatives to recover compensation to alleviate 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.
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