[10-22-2021] Kern County, CA – Fatal Pedestrian Accident in Bakersfield Results in One Death

A female pedestrian identified as Samantha S. was killed after a deadly pedestrian crash in Bakersfield on Friday night, October 22.

[10-22-2021] Kern County, CA - Fatal Pedestrian Accident in Bakersfield Results in One DeathThe fatal crash transpired at approximately 7:00 p.m. on Norris Road and Howard Avenue in Oildale.

A 2012 Chrysler 200 and 1999 Toyota Sienna initially crashed on the roadway. Both drivers exited their vehicles to exchange information when a 2005 Acura RSX drove through the crash scene.

The 2005 Acura RSX attempted to avoid the crash site but struck the female pedestrian instead. The female pedestrian sustained life-threatening injuries in the crash and was unfortunately pronounced dead at the scene.

Drugs and alcohol were not considered as factors in the accident. Local authorities are further investigating the crash.

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Fatal Pedestrian Accident Statistics

Pedestrian accidents are among the deadliest types of road accidents. This is primarily because pedestrians are very vulnerable to fatal injury. They are, after all, unprotected in the event of an accident.

According to the Governors Highway Safety Association, pedestrian fatalities in the United States increased by 27% between 2007 and 2016, while other traffic-related deaths decreased by 14%.

In 2017, 5,977 pedestrians were killed in car accidents in the United States. Every 88 minutes, at least one person is killed in a pedestrian collision.

In California, around 7,500 pedestrians died between 2009 and 2018. California has the most pedestrian fatalities on its highways. California has a pedestrian fatality rate that is more than 25% greater than the national average. Negligent driving, speeding, and drivers failing to yield to pedestrians are all common causes of pedestrian accidents.

Kern County Wrongful Death Attorney for Victims of Fatal Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrian accidents frequently result in severe injuries and, in the worst-case scenario, death. Depending on the circumstances of the tragedy, the victim’s family may be overcome with grief and unsure of what to do next. Generally, consulting with an experienced pedestrian lawyer is the best line of action. A wrongful death claim can be filed with the help of an attorney. They must, however, complete it as fast as feasible.

Insurance adjusters are constantly looking for ways to pay you as little as possible in the settlement. Insurance adjusters will frequently claim the pedestrian was at fault for the crash to avoid paying you. A pedestrian accident lawyer can help you conduct an investigation, interview witnesses, and get police documentation.

The pedestrian accident attorneys at Arash Law are always available to assist you with your claim. Our attorneys will perform a quick investigation to gather evidence while it is still available. We can also negotiate with insurance companies, calculate your damages, and use tried-and-true legal tactics during settlement negotiations and eventual litigation. Call our firm immediately at (888) 488-1391 for a FREE Consultation with a wrongful death attorney.

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