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Bakersfield, CA – Young Child & Woman Critically Injured in Pedestrian Accident on Niles St

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Bakersfield, CA (November 29, 2021) – A 44-year-old woman and a 7-year-old boy were both transported to Kern Medical after they were struck by an SUV on Niles Street on Monday, November 29th. 

According to reports, at about 8:00 a.m. California Highway Patrol officers responded to reports of pedestrians struck by a car at the intersection of Catalpa Way and Niles Street in Bakersfield.  

When officers arrived on the scene, two pedestrians had been struck by an SUV, and the driver of the vehicle remained on the scene.

According to CHP, the driver of the SUV was traveling southbound on Catalpa Way and was preparing to make a left turn onto eastbound Niles Street.

The woman and child were pedestrians crossing Niles Street inside of a marked crosswalk when a woman driving an SUV entered the intersection. She failed to notice the two pedestrians in the crosswalk and proceed to make a lefthand turn, striking the woman and child. 

The woman sustained non-critical injuries and the boy was seriously injured. Both were taken to Kern Medical Hospital.

Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.

Pedestrian Accidents in Bakersfield

Roughly 6,000 pedestrians die in traffic-related incidents annually across the country. Close to 15% of pedestrian fatalities nationwide take place right here in California. Although legislators constantly work to shield pedestrians who share roads with drivers, they continue to be victimized daily. In many cases, pedestrians are hit by vehicles driven by distracted, impaired, angry, and reckless drivers. 

You can be vigilant in following the law and minding others around you on the road, Sadly, there is no promise that other drivers are going to take your safety into account while driving.

Any car accident can cause severe or fatal injuries for those involved. Pedestrians involved in accidents are at a greater risk of being injured since they are vulnerable to the size and weight of the striking vehicle.

Bakersfield Personal Injury Attorneys

Although there are several treatment options available for victims, they come at an extraordinary cost. Many people are simply unable to afford the costs of care, which forces them to go without the assistance they need to recover. In some cases, victims can work with a pedestrian accident lawyer in Bakersfield in the aftermath of their accidents to make sure they are in the best position possible to recover. 

Over the years, the Bakersfield personal injury attorneys at Torem & Associates have helped thousands of people harmed in accidents get the justice and compensation they deserve. 

When our clients are injured as a result of another person’s actions, we provide aggressive legal representation to ensure they are able to get full and fair compensation to cover the costs of medical treatment, lost wages, pain and suffering, and a variety of other damages they face moving forward. 

We provide aggressive legal representation to ensure our clients are able to protect their best interests and legal rights. If you have been injured in a preventable accident, contact our personal injury attorneys in California (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 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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