An unidentified person was killed after a deadly pedestrian crash in Central Bakersfield on Monday night, July 20.
The accident occurred at approximately 9:00 p.m. on the westbound lanes of Highway 178 near Golden State Avenue in Bakersfield. The pedestrian was reportedly walking along Highway 178 when a westbound Toyota suddenly struck him.
Unfortunately, the victim was fatally wounded in the accident. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Meanwhile, the driver remained at the scene and cooperated with authorities. He sustained minor injuries and was taken to an area hospital for treatment.
No arrests have been made at the moment. Additional information about the accident is unavailable at the moment. The California Highway Patrol is further investigating the cause of the accident.
Fatal Pedestrian Accident Statistics
Pedestrian accidents are one of the most lethal types of traffic accidents. This is primarily due to the fact that pedestrians are extremely vulnerable to fatal injuries because they lack any form of protection in the event of an accident.
Pedestrian fatalities in the United States increased by 27% between 2007 and 2016, according to the Governors Highway Safety Association, while other traffic-related deaths decreased by 14%. When compared to other states, statistics show that California is particularly dangerous for pedestrians. In 2018, 893 pedestrians were killed, and 14,000 were injured on California roadways.
Wrongful Death Attorney for Victims of Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Kern County
Pedestrians are often left to deal with serious injuries, and to those unlucky enough, some of them were unable to survive due to the severity of their injuries. If your loved one was killed in a deadly pedestrian accident, you have the legal right to pursue justice for them and receive compensation for the damages.
A wrongful death claim may help you get compensation for the medical bills, funeral costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering the accident has caused you. The experienced personal injury and wrongful death lawyers at Arash Law have extensive expertise and knowledge representing California pedestrians who have been injured or killed in pedestrian accident cases.
Our experienced attorneys have an intimate understanding of the law that applies in such circumstances. We take the time to get to know our clients and their cases in intimate detail, enabling us to obtain the most favorable settlements or jury verdicts possible for our clients. Call our office at (888) 488-1391 today to speak with a pedestrian accident lawyer about your accident.