A 59-year-old man identified as Ricky Allen P. was killed after a deadly pedestrian accident in Bakersfield on Thursday night, February 11.
The accident took place on Edison Highway at the Mount Vernon Avenue overpass in Bakersfield at approximately 8:45 p.m.
The victim was struck by an unspecified vehicle in unclear circumstances. Information about the driver that struck the victim has not been disclosed.
The victim sustained fatal injuries as a result of the crash. He was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.
The factors that caused the collision have not been established.
Local authorities are currently investigating the case. No arrests have been made at the moment.
Fatal Pedestrian Accident Statistics
Pedestrian accidents are more dangerous and deadly than other types of roadway accidents. This is because pedestrians are more exposed to the dangers on the road compared to passengers of private vehicles.
Pedestrian fatalities in the U.S. have become a growing concern over recent years. Pedestrian deaths have increased by 27 percent from 2007-2016, while other traffic-related deaths decreased by 14 percent.
Pedestrian accidents often lead to severe injuries and even death to those who are unlucky enough to be involved in such an accident. Common injuries resulting from pedestrian accidents are head trauma like concussions or brain bleeds, traumatic brain injuries, and many other debilitating injuries. Many pedestrian accident injuries can result in either functional impairments or long-term conditions.
Some common reasons for pedestrian accidents are negligent driving, speeding, and drivers failing to yield to pedestrians.
Wrongful Death Attorney for Victim of Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Kern County
Pending the official investigation results, the victim’s family is entitled to seek compensation for the accident’s damages through the wrongful death claim with their attorney’s assistance. The victims can seek financial compensation for damages like loss of income, funeral expenses, pain and suffering, and emotional distress through the wrongful death claim.
A California wrongful death lawsuit must also be brought within two years of the date of the accident. A family member is precluded from bringing a wrongful death lawsuit if it is not filed within that time period.
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