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Bakersfield, CA – Pedestrian Killed in Crash on Weedpatch Hwy North of Farmers Lane

Torem & Associates

Bakersfield, CA (December 19, 2021) – A pedestrian lost their life in a traffic accident reported in Bakersfield on Saturday evening, December 18. The wreck occurred at approximately 6:05 p.m., according to reports. 

Sources say it took place along Weedpatch Highway north of Farmer’s Lane near Lamont. The pedestrian was pronounced deceased on-site by responding paramedics. 

The cause of the incident remains under local law enforcement investigation at this time. Officials said the Kern County Coroner’s Office will identify the pedestrian at a later time. 

Police in Bakersfield continue to investigate the details of the accident. Nothing further has been reported. 

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

Pedestrian Collisions in California

Each year, approximately 75,000 Americans lose their lives or sustain injuries in traffic accidents while walking along sidewalks, inside crosswalks, and across roadways. In California, pedestrians are constantly injured in collisions due to the high population and high tourism rate in the state combined with the year-round warm weather. The majority of pedestrian collisions take place on the roadway while drivers are distracted or impaired. Sadly, driver negligence is the leading cause of traffic collisions in the United States, accounting for approximately 94% of all accidents. 

Drivers may typically be distracted for one of the following reasons: 

  • Eating & drinking
  • Talking/texting
  • Utilizing radio, navigation system, some other type of screen/electronic device 
  • Intoxication
  • Fatigue

Seeking legal guidance from a qualified team of attorneys can help to ensure you are able to move forward in the aftermath of your accident. Our attorneys at Torem & Associates will make sure that you are in the best possible position for your recovery. The pedestrian crash attorneys in Bakersfield at Torem & Associates have extensive experience assisting clients to recover the maximum amount of compensation available by pursuing legal claims against at-fault drivers. 

Bakersfield Wrongful Death Attorneys

Sadly, a large percentage of pedestrians injured in collisions end up losing their lives due to the severity of their injuries. These accidents often have an overwhelming impact on families who are left to endure the mental, physical, and financial challenges of an unexpected loss. When victims are killed in auto accidents as a result of another person’s actions, it is crucial that their families contact a wrongful death attorney in Bakersfield soon as possible. 

Surviving relatives may be entitled to compensation to help alleviate the costs they face moving forward after enduring an unexpected loss.

For close to 40 years, the Bakersfield pedestrian accident lawyers at Torem & Associates have been assisting injured crash victims to recover full and fair financial compensation for the injuries and resulting damages they have endured after being involved in a pedestrian crash. Our law firm boasts an experienced and compassionate team of attorneys who will be able to help you pursue a personal injury lawsuit for your pedestrian crash case. 

Our skilled and experienced lawyers provide our clients with effective and aggressive legal representation. This ensures that victims hurt in accidents have the ability to hold those responsible for their crashes accountable, as well as collect maximum financial compensation for their injuries and incurred losses.

 If you have been injured in a preventable accident, contact our personal injury attorneys in Bakersfield at (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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