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Bakersfield, CA – Fatal Pedestrian Accident on Union Ave Takes 1 Life

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Bakersfield, CA (December 18, 2021) – A fatal pedestrian crash happened on Union Avenue in Bakersfield on the night of Monday, December 13. According to information from police, the collision took place when a vehicle struck a pedestrian in an unmarked crosswalk. 

The woman suffered severe injuries as a result of the wreck. She received emergency medical care on-site from paramedics before she was transported to a local hospital for further treatment. 

Sadly, the unidentified female pedestrian lost her life at the hospital shortly after arriving. The driver, only identified as male, sustained no injuries. 

An active investigation is currently underway concerning the circumstances of the incident. Further details will be provided once available. 

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

California Pedestrian Collisions

Pedestrian accidents often cause catastrophic injuries and even fatalities. These accidents happen in the state of California constantly. Usually, when drivers act negligently, they fail to notice pedestrians who are trying to cross the road or walk alongside it. Even with safety measures like flashing yellow lights that some crosswalks are equipped with in the Golden State, pedestrians are regularly victimized in traffic collisions. 

The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) reports that despite a steep drop in driving in 2020 due to the pandemic, there were still more than 6,000 pedestrian fatalities in the United States. Over 900 of those happened in California. The GHSA also reported that 2020 had the largest annual increase in pedestrian deaths. This was most likely due to things like speeding, intoxication, and driver distraction, which all increased on the roads in the United States during the pandemic.  

Those who are injured in traffic accidents, whether as pedestrians or otherwise, are often unsure about how to move forward with a legal claim. At Torem & Associates, a seasoned Bakersfield pedestrian accident attorney will help you from the very beginning of the legal process. We will assist you in identifying the at-fault parties while we implement an effective case strategy in order to secure you the maximum financial compensation available for your injuries and losses. 

Wrongful Death Attorneys in Bakersfield

When a pedestrian is struck by a vehicle, they have no means of protection. As such, even minor accidents can result in serious or even fatal injuries. Therefore, it is vital that those who are injured in pedestrian wrecks secure full and fair financial compensation to cover the costs associated with their medical bills and other expenses related to their wreck. 

Sometimes, the injuries sustained in a pedestrian crash are so severe that victims end up losing their lives. If you have recently lost a loved one in a Bakersfield pedestrian crash, a wrongful death attorney in Bakersfield will be able to help you secure the financial compensation necessary to help pay for things like funeral bills and outstanding medical bills. 

We at Torem & Associates know that right now is no time to think about money, however, you may be forced to depending on the circumstances surrounding your loved one’s passing. You may be feeling overwhelmed with how you’re going to move forward from this. Allow an attorney to help you figure out the financial aspect of your loved one’s accident so you’re able to focus on your emotional recovery and your family. 

Through our keen attention to detail and extensive knowledge of wrongful death laws in California, we are able to provide our clients with competent and trusted legal representation to help them hold wrongdoers accountable for their actions. If your loved one lost their life in a preventable accident, reach out to one of our personal injury attorneys in Bakersfield by calling (888) 500-5000. Our team is available to meet with you and 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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