[11-13-2021] Kern County, CA – One Person Killed After a Fatal Pedestrian Accident in Bakersfield

One unidentified man was killed after a deadly pedestrian accident in the Bakersfield intersection on Saturday evening, November 13, 2021.

[11-13-2021] Kern County, CA - One Person Killed After a Fatal Pedestrian Accident in BakersfieldThe deadly crash transpired at approximately 6:15 p.m. in the area of Auburn Street and Catalina Drive in Bakersfield.

A pedestrian was fatally struck by a passing vehicle at the intersection under unclear circumstances. How the collision occurred, and the reason it happened has not been established.

The unidentified pedestrian was fatally injured in the mishap. He was unfortunately pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver that struck the man remained at the scene and willingly cooperated with authorities. Intoxication was ruled out as a factor in the collision.

The accident is currently under further investigation. Witnesses that can give more information about the accident are urged to contact Bakersfield Police at 661-327-7111.

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Fatal Pedestrian County Statistics

Due to the unprotected nature of pedestrians, pedestrian accidents are more likely to result in death than collisions between two vehicles, where seatbelts and airbags protect both sides.

In recent years, the number of pedestrian deaths in the United States has increased significantly. A 27 percent increase in pedestrian deaths occurred between 2007 and 2016, while other traffic-related deaths fell by 14 percent.

Figures from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) show that 16 percent of all traffic deaths in 2017 were pedestrians. 5,977 people were killed in traffic accidents as a pedestrian in the United States in 2017. For every 88 minutes, there’s an average of one fatality.

Many pedestrian accidents are caused by negligent driving, speeding, and pedestrians not being given the right of way by drivers.

Kern County Fatal Pedestrian Accident Attorneys for Victims

Regardless of whether or not a crosswalk is marked or unmarked, motorists must slow down. It is expected that pedestrians will be given priority at controlled intersections as well.

You have the right to pursue a wrongful death claim if your loved one was killed in a pedestrian accident caused by a negligent driver.

As the victim’s family mourns for the loss of their loved one, they might make ill-advised decisions about their case. Because of this, it’s best to hire an experienced Kern County fatal pedestrian accident attorney from Arash Law immediately.

In the event of a wrongful death, the victim’s family may be entitled to compensation for the damages they have suffered from the accident. Pain and suffering, emotional distress, and loss of income can all be included in these damages.

Call our hotline now at (888) 488-1391 for a FREE Consultation or pay us a visit in one of our offices in Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Francisco, Riverside, Orange County, and San Diego.

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