One unidentified person was killed after a fatal pedestrian accident at an intersection in Northwest Bakersfield on Sunday night, October 4.
The fatal accident occurred shortly before 10:30 p.m. at McDonald’s at Coffee and Hageman Roads. The victim was struck by a passing vehicle near the intersection at the restaurant’s drive-through.
Emergency personnel arrived at the scene and found the victim lying in the drive-through. The emergency crew attempted to treat the victim, but unfortunately, the victim later succumbed to his injuries.
The victim was later pronounced dead at the scene.
Fatal Pedestrian Accident Investigation is Underway
The Bakersfield Police Department is currently investigating the case.
Pedestrians are more vulnerable to the dangers on the road in comparison to passengers in a private vehicle. Passengers of private cars are protected by seatbelts and airbags, decreasing the fatality rate of an accident while pedestrians are not protected from the dangers on the road. Pedestrians currently make up a large percentage of traffic fatalities in the past 33 years. According to the Governors Highway Safety Association, pedestrian fatalities in the U.S. have increased by 27 percent from 2007-2016 while other traffic-related deaths decreased by 14 percent.
When facing cases like this, it’s vital to have an experienced Bakersfield wrongful death attorney specializing in fatal pedestrian accidents to conduct an independent investigation. Attorneys have the resources that can help them prove the negligence of the liable party. They can re-interview important witnesses, review relevant surveillance footage from the scene, and obtain the responsible party’s phone and texting records.
Wrongful Death Attorney for Victims of Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Kern County
Suddenly losing a loved one due to a fatal pedestrian accident may cause immense pain and emotional trauma to the victim’s family. It is advisable for the family left behind to pursue a wrongful death claim with their attorney’s assistance. Although their loved ones won’t be brought back to life anymore, they can give their loved one’s justice through the wrongful death claim.
The liable party will be required by law to provide financial compensation for the victim’s medical bills, funeral expenses, pain and suffering of the decedent, and loss of companionship. Attorneys can serve as a compassionate, helpful guide for the grieving family during this difficult time. They will vigorously fight for their client’s rights and best interests while ensuring that the liable party will be held accountable for their negligence.
If you have a nagging suspicion that someone is to blame for your spouse or family member’s death or injury, contact Arash Law. We have the resources you need to pursue justice for wrongful death and the experience to ensure that you get fair compensation. We’re conveniently located throughout California, with offices in Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Francisco, Riverside, Orange County, and San Diego, and are happy to visit you. Call (888) 488-1391 for a FREE Consultation with a wrongful death attorney in California.