Bakersfield, CA – Fatal Pedestrian Hit & Run at Intersection of Ming Ave & Northbound 99
Bakersfield, CA (March 10, 2021) – Officers with the California Highway Patrol are currently investigating a fatal pedestrian-involved hit-and-run that occurred in Bakersfield in the early morning hours of Monday, March 8. Police were dispatched to the scene of the crash that took place at the intersection of Ming Avenue and Northbound 99 just after 1:00 a.m.
When they arrived, they found an unresponsive male pedestrian lying face down in the road. Emergency medical personnel attempted to perform life-saving efforts but he was pronounced deceased at the site of the accident. His identity has not currently been disclosed.
The vehicle that struck him fled without stopping to render aid or wait for authorities. The police in Bakersfield continue to investigate the circumstances of the wreck.
We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased at this time.
Pedestrian Collisions in Bakersfield
Pedestrian accidents claim the lives of more than 900 people annually in California. These accidents have increased drastically over the past decade as more people are heading out to travel on foot. Regardless of the number of safety measures and laws put in place to protect those walking, jogging, and running along our roads, we continue to see people lose their lives at an alarming rate. In fact, the total pedestrian fatality rate in California is around 25% higher than the national average, presenting a real problem for our residents.
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.
Working with a knowledgeable legal team can improve your chances of recovering after enduring the unexpected loss of a loved one. 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.
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