Bakersfield, CA – Micah Jason Howard Killed in Fatal Pedestrian Crash on California Ave
Bakersfield, CA (June 5, 2021) – On the evening of Monday, May 31, a man named Micah Jason Howard, age 40, was fatally hit by several vehicles on Highway 99 near California Avenue. First responders were called to assist at the scene shortly after the incident took place.
Authorities arrived to find that one person had lost their life in the collision. According to information from reports, a pedestrian, identified as Howard, sprinted across the roadway from the east shoulder and directly into the path of a Jeep traveling at approximately 70 miles per hour.
The jeep hit the pedestrian, who was then hit by multiple other cars. Paramedics pronounced the victim deceased at the scene.
It remains unclear whether drugs and alcohol play a part in this accident. The surrounding lanes of the roadway where the wreck occurred were closed while responders worked to secure the scene.
Our thoughts are with those involved. We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased at this time.
Fatal Pedestrian Crashes in California
Each year, more than 150,000 people are injured in automobile accidents throughout the state of California. Thousands of these victims injured are not even traveling in vehicles at all at the time of their accidents. Instead, these pedestrians are traveling on roads and sidewalks throughout the state. These accidents send tens of thousands of people to area hospitals where they receive emergency medical treatment for their injuries. Depending on the type of collision, the chances of serious and life-threatening injuries can be higher.
California pedestrian accidents are more likely to leave victims with broken bones, brain injuries, and spinal cord injuries, all of which require extensive medical treatment. There are many instances where car accidents are caused by the actions of other motorists. These accidents can include people texting or using cellphones while driving, drunk driving, speeding, ignoring traffic control devices, and engaging in unsafe driving behaviors. When victims are injured in accidents as a result of negligent drivers, they should consult with a pedestrian accident attorney in California as soon as possible.
Seeking legal guidance from a qualified team of attorneys can help to ensure you are able to move forward in the aftermath of their accidents in the best position possible to recover. California pedestrian accident attorneys at Torem & Associates have extensive experience assisting clients to recover the maximum amount of compensation available by pursuing legal claims against at-fault drivers. Our personal injury attorneys provide aggressive legal representation to ensure victims throughout California are able to hold those at fault accountable for their accidents. We strive to help accident victims recover full and fair compensation for medical treatment as well as a variety of financial burdens they face moving forward. If you have been injured in a preventable accident, contact our personal injury attorneys in California at (888) 500-5000 to discuss legal options available for you.
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 Fresno. 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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