[10-02-2021] Kern County, CA – Pedestrian Killed In Fatal Hit-And-Run Accident In Bakersfield

[10-02-2021] Kern County, CA - Pedestrian Killed In Fatal Hit-And-Run Accident In BakersfieldA 56-year-old woman identified as Donna C. was killed after a fatal pedestrian accident on Saturday night, October 2.

According to the initial reports from local authorities, the fatal crash transpired after 10:50 p.m.at South Union Avenue, south of Pacheco Road.

Czechan was struck while walking outside the crosswalk, and the driver of the car fled the scene.

The suspect’s car is a black sedan that was last seen driving north on Union Avenue.

It’s unclear whether alcohol or drugs played a role in this occurrence. The accident is still being investigated.

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Pedestrian Car Accidents Statistics

According to data from the Governors Highway Safety Association, the number of pedestrian fatalities in the United States has grown substantially faster than all other traffic deaths. An estimated 6,590 pedestrian fatalities occurred in 2019, the highest number in more than 30 years. An additional 150,000 pedestrians were injured as a result of motor vehicle crashes in 2018, according to the National Safety Council.

GHSA’s Pedestrian Traffic Fatalities by State: 2020 Preliminary Data and subsequent addendum offer the first comprehensive look at state and national trends in pedestrian deaths for the full year (January-December). The report projects the U.S. pedestrian fatality rate per billion vehicle miles traveled (VMT) jumped to 2.3 deaths in 2020 – an unprecedented 21% increase from 1.9 in 2019.

Pedestrian fatalities as a proportion of total motor vehicle deaths increased from 12 percent in 2009 to 17 percent in 2018. Moreover, pedestrian fatalities increased 53 percent from 2009 to 2018 while other traffic deaths increased by 2 percent. In California, pedestrian fatalities rose 26.0 percent from 709 in 2014 to 893 in 2018.

Kern County Wrongful Death Attorney For Victims of Hit-And-Run Accident

Family members of wrongful death victims may seek damages for loss of income and companionship, pain and suffering, funeral expenses, and emotional distress following a tragic or catastrophic accident. Serving as an advocate, an expert qualified wrongful death attorney can help compassionately guide a family through this difficult time, while protecting their rights.

At Arash Law, we will fight and defend you. All the rightful compensation will be granted. Call us at (888) 488-1391 for your free initial consultation or visit us on our website to schedule your appointment.

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