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Kern County, CA – Thomas Henry Pierson Killed in Fatal Pedestrian Accident on Fourth St

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Kern County, CA (July 6, 2021) – A man from Bakersfield lost his life when he was struck by a vehicle on a roadway in Kern County. The wreck was reported to officials at approximately 12:54 a.m. on Monday, July 5. 

The man was identified as 40-year-old Thomas Henry Pearson, who was hit by a car in the 600 block of Fourth Street, according to officials.

Paramedics and other responders were dispatched to the scene shortly after the collision occurred. Despite life-saving efforts, Pearson was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Police in Kern County continue to investigate the details of the crash.

Our thoughts are with everyone involved. We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of Thomas Henry Pearson at this time.

Pedestrian Accidents in California 

Thousands of people lose their lives each and every year to pedestrian accidents in the United States. According to recent statistics, more than 900 people lose their lives each year due to pedestrian accidents in California. Oftentimes, these fatal collisions are caused by drivers who choose to perform negligent actions while behind the wheel. Some of these actions include but are not limited to, driving while distracted, driving while impaired, or driving while overly fatigued. 

Being involved in a serious collision has the potential to leave victims seriously or even catastrophically injured. Sometimes, and in worst-case scenarios, victims may even lose their lives due to the severity of their injuries. Due to the fact that pedestrians travel completely unprotected from other vehicles, the risk of them sustaining serious or debilitating injuries is higher than that of other travelers. 

If you have recently lost a loved one to the negligence of another person on the road, contact a wrongful death attorney in California. A skilled and experienced wrongful death attorney will be able to provide you with valuable legal guidance and assistance in filing your own wrongful death claim for compensation and justice for your loved one.

The personal injury attorneys in California at Torem and Associates have roughly 40 years of experience in providing injured accident victims and their families with just compensation for their injuries and incurred losses. If you have recently lost a loved one in a preventable accident, contact our law firm at your earliest convenience to discuss how to move forward. We are aware that an issue of this magnitude is extremely personal and emotional, which is why we treat our clients with the utmost respect and compassion during these difficult times.

Although no amount of financial compensation will ever be able to alleviate the pain you feel in the loss of your loved one, it may make things easier in terms of financial burdens associated with the cost of their crash and the aftermath that followed. Financial compensation may be able to cover things like funeral costs, loss of life enjoyment, outstanding medical bills, and more. If your loved one has died in a preventable accident, contact our accident attorneys in California 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.


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