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Maison Law

One life was tragically taken in a hit-and-run pedestrian accident that took place at an intersection in Bakersfield. According to KGET, the accident happened near the intersection of Columbus and Rice Streets at 9:29 p.m. on the night of February 21, 2024.

Bakersfield Police arrived on scene, where they discovered that a pedestrian was struck by a driver as they were walking northbound across the street. The driver of the dark sedan then fled the scene without stopping.

Police confirmed that the pedestrian was tragically deceased by the time that they arrived at the scene. The victim was identified as a local 32-year-old. Nobody else sustained injuries in the crash.

Police did not say if any arrests were made in response to the accident. Their investigation into the circumstances of the collision continues.

Maison Law of Bakersfield posted details pertaining to this accident. They also shared important information for families working toward compensation following a fatal pedestrian accident.

Dangers of Bakersfield Pedestrian Accidents

Bakersfield is no stranger to pedestrian accidents. In 2022, the Transportation Injury Mapping System (TIMS) in California discovered through their research that 129 total accidents involving pedestrians took place in Bakersfield. Out of these accidents, 35 lives were lost and 106 people sustained injuries. More statistics regarding these accidents will soon be revealed for 2023.

A pedestrian accident can happen within seconds due to a negligent driver who is not watching out for these vulnerable parties. When a driver decides to flee the scene, they are not only breaking the law but they are also putting a life at risk. A hit-and-run accident could easily lead to the loss of a life when a pedestrian does not receive immediate medical attention. Families should always be aware of their rights and protections under California law after losing a loved one in an accident.

After a Fatal Pedestrian Accident in Bakersfield

Family members are often left with a wide array of questions after they have lost a loved one in a fatal pedestrian accident. It is not only stressful to face the unexpected grief that comes with fatal accidents, but now families are forced to deal with bills they never expected on top of it.

Speaking with a Bakersfield pedestrian accident lawyer can ensure that your rights are being protected after a fatal accident. You and your family have many options and should never have to face a complex wrongful death claim alone. You are eligible for a completely free and confidential case review at this time.

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