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Bakersfield, CA – Bicyclist Loses Life in Fatal Crash on Harris Rd near Country Meadows Dr

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Bakersfield, CA (August 31, 2021) – On the morning of Saturday, August 28, a male bicyclist lost his life in a hit-and-run collision in Bakersfield. Initial information released by authorities states that the fatal crash occurred at the intersection of Harris Road and Country Meadows Drive. 

Sources indicate that the bicycle accident occurred at around 12:35 a.m. for reasons still being investigated by police. Preliminary reports show that a vehicle struck a male bicyclist and left the scene of the crash without stopping to render aid or wait for police to arrive. 

Emergency crews immediately transported the victim to a nearby medical center where he later passed away. Officials described the vehicle of the suspect responsible for the crash as a small, late-model, midsize SUV. Reportedly, the vehicle is possibly red and had taken off headed east on Harris Road. 

Authorities in Bakersfield continue to investigate the details of the fatal accident. Nothing further has been released at this time. 

We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased. 

Bicycle Accidents in Bakersfield

The leading cause of serious and fatal bicycle accidents in Bakersfield and the surrounding areas is speeding by vehicle drivers. Speeding is one of the main types of driver negligence seen in traffic accidents throughout the state of California. Even slight increases in speed can translate into large increases to the risk of a fatal traffic accident. Speeding increases a vehicle’s collision force and stopping distance, which is very dangerous when paired with a collision of any kind. 

On average, approximately five bicyclists lose their lives per year in Bakersfield alone. Other frequent causes of bike crashes include: 

  • Drivers making illegal left turns or U-turns and colliding with a cyclist traveling in the opposite lane
  • Drivers speeding or ignoring traffic signals
  • Drivers not providing enough space for bicyclists to pass
  • Drivers who illegally enter bicycle lanes
  • Drivers/passengers illegally opening vehicle doors without checking to see if a bicyclist is approaching
  • Driver negligence, i.e. texting, intoxication, impairment

Bicycle Accident Attorneys in Bakersfield

The bicycle accident attorneys in Bakersfield at Torem & Associates possess the experience and knowledge needed to thoroughly investigate your case and provide you with the maximum compensation allowed by law for your injuries and losses. We are personally aware of how emotionally and physically devastating a serious bike crash can be, not to mention the financial burdens that come with an issue of this nature. 

We will treat you with respect and compassion at all costs. We will be by your side every step of the way and help you understand the complicated legal process. Our team has obtained millions of dollars in recoveries for injured accident victims, as well as the surviving family members of those who have lost their lives in these accidents. 

In the worst-case scenario that you have lost a loved one to a bicycle accident in Bakersfield, allow the wrongful death attorneys in Bakersfield at Torem & Associates to help you move forward. We know how difficult a time like this can be, and added financial stress can make it even worse. Collecting financial compensation can help you pay for funeral costs, outstanding medical costs, and other expenses connected to your loved one’s accident and passing. We specifically provide our clients:

  • Attentive, individual legal representation by experienced bicycle accident lawyers who boast outstanding records of success.
  • Substantial technological and financial resources to obtain the maximum compensation available for your personal situation.

We provide reliable and aggressive legal representation to make sure that our clients are in the best position possible to move forward. If you have been injured in an accident or lost a loved one, and you believe a negligent driver is responsible, contact our personal injury law firm in Fresno at (888) 500-5000 to see how we can help 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 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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