[11-14-2023] Kern County, CA – 14-Year-Old Pedestrian Injured After Being Struck by Vehicle in Bakersfield

[11-14-2023] 14-Year-Old Pedestrian Injured After Being Struck by Vehicle in BakersfieldA 14-year-old pedestrian was injured after being struck by a vehicle in Bakersfield on Tuesday afternoon, November 14, 2023.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the collision happened around 3:30 p.m. along Pioneer Drive near Morning Drive.

An 18-year-old driver was heading toward Weedpatch Highway when she struck the 14-year-old, who reportedly ran across the street at the same time.

The teenage victim sustained unknown injuries but refused to be treated, while the 18-year-old was not cited for having the right of way.

The authorities are currently conducting an investigation into the collision.

Award-winning Pedestrian Accident Lawyers in Bakersfield, Kern County

In Bakersfield, pedestrians share the same right to safety as drivers and motorcyclists. You could be entitled to financial compensation if a driver’s negligence caused you and your loved one injury or wrongful death as a pedestrian.

Seek the advice of our award-winning Bakersfield pedestrian accident lawyers at Arash Law, supervised by Arash Khorsandi, Esq., who will assist you in filing a claim and obtaining the maximum compensation for your deceased loved one. Our clients have been awarded compensation totaling $500 Million.

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9 Steps to Take Immediately After A Pedestrian Accident in Bakersfield

It is tough to think clearly after being hit by a vehicle, let alone if you are injured. But what you say and do at the crash scene can significantly affect the outcome of a subsequent claim you file against the at-fault party. These tips may help you avoid doing something that could reduce the value of your personal injury claim:

  1. Call the police as soon as the accident occurs and ensure an officer creates an accident report.
  2. Take photos of your injuries, the scene of the accident, property damage, the weather conditions, the road conditions, and the vehicle that hit you.
  3. Take pictures of the at-fault driver’s license, insurance card, and license plate.
  4. Get the names and contact information of all eyewitnesses or anyone who may have seen anything.
  5. See a doctor or other healthcare professional immediately, and tell them about every affected part of your body.
  6. Keep a journal about your injuries and the recovery process, detailing how you feel, the treatment you receive, and what costs you pay.
  7. Do not speak to the insurance adjuster or accept a settlement offer until you talk to an experienced lawyer.
  8. Stay off social media and avoid posting about being in an accident or the circumstances of your accident.
  9. Contact California pedestrian accident lawyers as soon as possible to discuss your case.


Pedestrian Accident Statistics

According to the data provided by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, 7,388 pedestrians were killed in 2021. These numbers comprised about 17 percent of the total crash deaths in the US.

Most pedestrian fatalities occur on major roads, with 4,464 recorded deaths. Based on the data provided by the California Office of Traffic Safety in 2020, 112 victims were either killed or injured in pedestrian-related crashes in Bakersfield.

A majority of these pedestrian accidents happen when drivers fail to yield to pedestrians or stop suddenly. If you take your loved one’s case to court, you should speak with a lawyer who focuses on these situations.

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