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Bakersfield, CA – William Alejandro Romero Identified as Pedestrian Killed on Taft Hwy

Torem & Associates

Bakersfield, CA (September 02, 2021) – A pedestrian was killed on Tuesday, August 31st after being struck by a car on Taft Highway in Bakersfield. 

The coroner’s office has identified the deceased as 25-year-old William Alejandro Romero, a resident of Bakersfield.

Police were called to the scene at about 8:45 p.m. in the 5400 block of Taft Highway. Upon their arrival, they located a man down on the north shoulder of the roadway. 

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver stayed at the scene and has cooperated with the investigation. 

Drugs and alcohol do not appear to be a factor.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim. Mr. William Alejandro Romero, at this time.

Pedestrian Fatalities in Bakersfield

Roughly 6,000 pedestrians die in traffic-related incidents annually across the country. Close to 15% of pedestrian fatalities nationwide happen right here in California. Although legislators 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. 

You can be vigilant in obeying the law and protecting others around you on the road, Sadly, there is no guarantee that other drivers are going to take you into consideration while driving.

Any car accident can cause catastrophic injuries for those involved. Pedestrians involved in accidents are at a greater risk of being injured since they are unprotected against the force of vehicles. 

Bakersfield pedestrian accident attorneys at Torem & Associates have four decades of experience providing trustworthy and effective legal representation to families across California who have lost loved ones in preventable accidents.

Bakersfield Wrongful Death Attorneys

Losing a loved one is difficult under the best of circumstances. Learning that they lost their life in a preventable accident makes the situation that much more devastating. When victims lose their lives in preventable pedestrian accidents, their families can contact a wrongful death attorney in Bakersfield for legal guidance.

No amount of money can ease the devastating pain and suffering you endure after a tragic loss, having the financial resources to cover the costs of funeral services and the financial hardships families endure from lost wages can help grieving families move on.

If your loved one died 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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