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Pedestrian Struck And Killed In Bakersfield

Three pedestrians injured in Sacramento hit-and-run.

Bakersfield, CA (September 18, 2023) A pedestrian was killed on Sunday morning after being hit by a vehicle in Bakersfield. The collision was first reported around 2:38 a.m., according to the Bakersfield Police Department.

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Officers were called to the 9500 block of Meacham Road and found a pedestrian laying in the roadway. The pedestrian, a man, sustained major injuries and was transported to a local hospital for treatment. He later died at the hospital, officers said.

An adult male driver was heading west on Meacham Road when he hit the pedestrian, walking west, in the roadway. Bakersfield Police Department said that alcohol and speed may have been factors in this accident. However, officers are unsure if it was the pedestrian or the driver who was intoxicated.

The driver of the vehicle remained at the scene and cooperated with officers. This accident is currently under investigation.

Liability In Bakersfield Pedestrian Accidents

Thousands of pedestrians are killed or seriously injured every year in pedestrian accidents. According to the Centers for Disease Control, “An estimated 137,000 pedestrians were treated in emergency departments for nonfatal crash-related injuries in 2017. Per trip, pedestrians are 1.5 times more likely than passenger vehicle occupants to be killed in a car crash.” There are a number of factors that could lead to a pedestrian collision including:


         -Drunk driving

         -Driver distraction

        -Inclement weather

All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid hitting pedestrians. The family of any victim that died in a pedestrian collision may have legal recourse 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 factors of your case and let you know what your legal options are.

Investigating A Pedestrian Accident In Bakersfield

We at Accident News Now extend our deepest condolences to the family of the person killed in this collision. Any person that may have information about what happened should reach out to police. There needs to be some accountability for what happened. 

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