Bakersfield, CA (November 20, 2023) A pedestrian was struck and injured by a vehicle while walking on Olive Drive in Bakersfield on Saturday evening, according to authorities. The collision occurred at the Victor Street and Olive Drive intersection.
The California Highway Patrol Traffic Incident Page stated that the driver who struck the pedestrian, ended up blocking the westbound lanes of the road following the accident. They kept more cars from hitting the victim and waited for police officers and paramedics to arrive.
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Upon arrival, paramedics found the pedestrian on the ground, alive but injured. They carefully loaded the pedestrian into an ambulance and transported them to a local hospital to receive treatment. The extent of the pedestrian’s injuries is still unknown, as is their current medical condition following treatment after the accident.
The road remained blocked for a time while officers investigated the scene to try and determine what exactly happened on Olive Drive in Bakersfield on Saturday, November 18th.
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 facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A Bakersfield Pedestrian Accident
We at Accident News Now extend well wishes to the pedestrian injured in this accident. 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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