Corina Bernal Died In Car Accident With Hit-And-Run Driver By The Intersection of Stine Road and Ming Avenue
KERN COUNTY, CALIFORNIA (September 14, 2021) – A woman identified as Corina Bernal has tragically died in a hit-and-run car accident by Stine Road and Ming Avenue.
California Highway Patrol are saying that the collision took place around 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Corina Bernal was walking when she was hit by a driver that fled the scene of the collision.
Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of the collision. Corina Bernal was transported to a hospital but later died due to the severity of her injuries.
Police are still searching for the driver that fled the scene.
Liability In Kern County Hit-And-Run Collisions
All drivers are supposed to exercise due care in order to avoid hitting pedestrians. This is true even if those pedestrians are outside of lawfully marked crosswalks. According to California Vehicle Code 21950, “The driver of a vehicle approaching a pedestrian within any marked or unmarked crosswalk shall exercise all due care and shall reduce the speed of the vehicle or take any other action relating to the operation of the vehicle as necessary to safeguard the safety of the pedestrian.” There are many different factors that could influence the likelihood of a pedestrian accident including:
- Driver distraction
- Driver fatigue
- Inclement weather
The family of any victim that died in a car accident may be able to seek justice through a wrongful death claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. A wrongful death attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are. A personal injury attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A Kern County Hit-And-Run Collision
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our deepest condolences to the family of Corina Bernal. Any person that may have information about the accident should reach out to police. The driver that hit the victim should do the right thing and turn themselves in. It’s never too late to do the right thing.
Do you need more information about an accident that took place in Kern County? Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. We are committed to making sure that accident victims get the support and justice that they deserve. You’re always welcome to reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.