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Bakersfield, CA – Update: Joanne Stayman Killed in Fatal Pedestrian Crash at Airport Drive and Castaic Avenue

Torem & Associates

Bakersfield, CA (July 6, 2021) – In the early morning hours of Saturday, a 32-year-old female identified as Joanne Stayman lost her life in a pedestrian accident on Airport Drive.

Officials in Bakersfield were called to the scene at approximately 2:30 a.m. The incident was reported at the intersection of Airport Drive and Castaic Avenue near the meadows Field Airport.

According to information from various sources, Volkswagen fatally struck Stayman while she was attempting to cross at the intersection of Castaic Avenue and Airport Drive. Consequently, the victim suffered severe injuries to her head and lost her life at the site of the collision.

The Volkswagen driver stayed at the scene and cooperated with police. No further information has been released at this time.

Police in Bakersfield continue to investigate the circumstances of the collision. Our thoughts are with everyone involved. We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.

Pedestrian Collisions in California 

Over 150,000 people are injured in automobile accidents throughout the state of California each and every year. A large percentage of these injured victims are pedestrians, according to statistics. A large number of pedestrians are traveling on roads and sidewalks throughout the state of California at any given time. Pedestrian-involved traffic collisions send tens of thousands of people to local medical centers where they are treated for their injuries. Chances of serious and life-threatening injuries can be higher depending on the circumstances of the accident. 

Pedestrian wrecks in the Golden State are often more likely to result in serious or life-threatening injuries for victims. These accidents often leave victims with brain injuries, broken bones, and spinal cord injuries, all of which require extensive medical treatment that can also be very costly. In many instances, car accidents are caused by the actions of other motorists. These actions, usually negligent in nature, can include people using cellphones while driving, texting, driving while intoxicated, speeding, ignoring traffic lights and signs, and engaging in generally unsafe driving behaviors. When victims are injured in accidents as a result of negligent drivers, they should consult with a personal injury 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 your accident in the best position possible to recover. California pedestrian accident attorneys at Torem & Associates have extensive experience assisting our clients to recover full and fair compensation 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.  

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 Fresno 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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