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Bakersfield, CA – Fatal Pedestrian Accident on Taft Hwy near Ashe Rd Takes 1 Life

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Bakersfield, CA (August 27, 2021) – A fatal pedestrian accident took place in Bakersfield on the morning of Friday, August 27. Information from officials states that a person was struck by a vehicle shortly after 3:45 a.m. 

The incident occurred on Taft Highway near Ashe Road by the Kaiser Permanente Sports Complex, according to reports. The eastbound lanes of the roadway were closed while the westbound lanes were diverted to the shoulder while crews were active at the scene. 

Paramedics, police, and other responders were observed at the scene. Traffic delays ensued in the area while the crash scene was active. Police in Bakersfield continue to investigate the circumstances of the crash. 

Our thoughts are with everyone affected by this fatal accident in Bakersfield. We would like to offer our condolences to the family of the deceased. 

Pedestrian Accidents in Bakersfield

Approximately 6,000 pedestrians lose their lives in traffic-related incidents throughout the United States each and every year. Nearly 15% of fatal pedestrian accidents happen right here in the Golden State. Although our lawmakers constantly work to protect pedestrians who share 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.

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. 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.

Bakersfield Pedestrian Crash Lawyers

Bakersfield pedestrian 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. If your loved one lost their life in a preventable accident, contact our personal injury 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. 


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