Bakersfield, CA – Fatal Pedestrian Crash on Hwy 58 near Cottonwood Road off-ramp
Bakersfield, CA (July 26, 2021) – A man lost his life after being hit by a car on Highway 58 in the early morning hours of Friday, July 23.
The wreck occurred at around 3:49 a.m. on Highway 58 west of the Cottonwood Road off-ramp. First responders found the man deceased on the roadway upon their arrival at the scene.
The vehicle suspected of striking the man fled the scene immediately following the crash. Police continue to investigate the circumstances of the wreck and will release the identity of the deceased pending the notification of the next of kin.
We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased at this time.
Bakersfield Pedestrian Collisions
Pedestrian accidents in the state of California send thousands of people to area hospitals with life-changing or even fatal injuries. In most cases, surviving victims are left with broken bones or brain injuries that cause them tremendous pain and suffering. Many injured pedestrians require hospitalization and have to spend months going back and forth to treatment, therapy, and rehabilitation.
Although there are several treatment options available for victims, they come at an extraordinary cost. Many people are simply unable to afford the costs of care, which forces them to go without the assistance they need to recover.
In addition to this, roughly 6,000 pedestrians die during vehicle-related accidents throughout the United States. Roughly 15% of fatal pedestrian accidents happen right here in California. Even though legislators 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.
Bakersfield accident attorneys at Torem & Associates have nearly 40-years of experience providing trusted and effective legal representation to families throughout California 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.
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 Bakersfield for legal guidance.
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.
If your loved one lost their life in a preventable accident, contact our wrongful death attorneys in Bakersfield at (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.Categories: