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Bakersfield, CA – 19-Year-Old, 10-Year-Old Killed in Pedestrian Accident on Panama Lane near Hammond Way

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Bakersfield, CA (December 10, 2021) – On Thursday afternoon, December 9, a four-time DUI offender struck and killed two people on a roadway in Bakersfield. First responders promptly responded to the scene located in the 1400 block of Panama Lane. 

According to reports, Lisa Core, 46, was driving under the influence of a controlled substance along Panama Lane when she drove onto the sidewalk and struck the two individuals. The victims were identified as a 19-year-old male and his 10-year-old sister. 

The young man and girl were standing on the corner of Panama Lane and Hammond Way at approximately 1:16 p.m. when the collision occurred. After striking the pedestrians, Core’s vehicle struck a tree. She sustained mild to moderate injuries. 

The two young pedestrians were pronounced deceased at the scene by paramedics. The 19-year-old was reportedly walking his sister home from school at the time. 

Lisa Core has been charged with two counts of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, two counts of murder, driving a motor vehicle with a suspended license due to DUI conviction, driving under the influence of drugs, and is a 4th time DUI offender. 

Authorities in Bakersfield continue to investigate the details of the incident. 

We would like to offer our sincere sympathies to the family of the deceased at this time. 

California Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrian accidents often result in severe, catastrophic, or even fatal injuries for victims. In 2018, nearly 900 pedestrians lost their lives on California roadways, a 26% increase from 2014. That same year, over 14,000 pedestrians suffered injuries in the Golden State. Between 2009 and 2018, approximately 7,500 pedestrians have been killed in California. The fatality rate among pedestrians in California is nearly 25% higher than the national average. 

Across the United States, deaths associated with pedestrian accidents have increased 51% since reaching their lowest point in 2009. They account for approximately 17% of the national crash fatality rate. People ages 70 and older are the most affected by these accidents. 

If you or someone you love has recently been hurt in a pedestrian accident, contact an experienced California pedestrian accident attorney from Torem & Associates to discuss your case. You may be eligible for significant financial compensation for your injuries and/or damages that resulted from your accident. 

Bakersfield Wrongful Death Attorneys

Families who find themselves involved in wrongful death cases often suffer a great deal. Not only are they faced with the sudden loss of a loved one, but they may also be forced to endure great financial losses, both immediately and in the future.  These losses can consist of the decedent’s medical care, funeral costs, and lost future wages, among others. The pain and suffering surviving family members are forced to endure are immeasurable. 

A qualified Bakersfield wrongful death attorney can help you understand your legal rights and explain the process of filing a wrongful death lawsuit. A lawsuit can help you get the justice and financial compensation you deserve after wrongfully losing a loved one. When someone’s reckless, negligent, or criminal actions lead to the death of another person, their surviving family members can sue the party or parties responsible. 

The pain, emotional trauma, and grief associated with cases like these can be overwhelming. Allowing a wrongful death lawyer in Bakersfield to help with the complicated task of filing a wrongful death suit for compensation can allow you to focus on your family and emotional recovery. The law office of Torem & Associates have helped numerous clients recover full and fair settlements for suffering the unexpected loss of a loved one. Contact our law office at (888) 500-5000 at your earliest convenience to discuss legal options available to 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 Modesto.  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 Modesto 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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