Bakersfield, CA – Pedestrian Dies after Fatal Accident at Washington Street and Virginia Avenue
Bakersfield, CA (July 12, 2018) – Bakersfield local news sources reported that a pedestrian died as the result of a fatal accident that took place at the intersection of Washington Street and Virginia Avenue. The incident occurred at approximately 10:00 PM at night on Thursday, July 12, 2018. Authorities have not revealed any detailed information concerning the identities of the people involved in the crash at this time.
According to a report from the California Highway Patrol, an unidentified man was walking near Washington and Virginia when, for indeterminate reasons, a vehicle struck him. Afterward, paramedics were dispatched to the scene and discovered the victim lying near the road. Sadly, officials declared he had died at the crash site.
Law enforcement have not specified if the motorist remained at the crash site and cooperated with authorities. However, CHP speculated the vehicle might be a gray GMC Yukon.
We extend our deepest condolences and most heartfelt prayers to the family and friends of the pedestrian during this difficult time.
Kern County Wrongful Death Lawyer
Authorities are working hard to determine what specifically caused the crash. Forensic teams will examine photographs of the crash site and inspect the vehicle for mechanical issues or system failure, as well as the body of the deceased pedestrian. Officials will also consider if drunk driving, drug abuse, negligence, distracted driving, or reckless behavior played any part in the events leading up to the crash.
By law, drivers are required to reduce speed and provide the right of way to pedestrians in marked and unmarked crossing zones.
In the case of an accident caused by negligence or distracted driving resulting in fatalities, the families of the deceased victims will have the legal right to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the guilty party. By seeking legal assistance, these individuals can receive compensation for a variety of issues including medical bills, funeral expenses, and tragic loss.
We at Brady Law Group will work with you to ensure your rights and give you the peace of mind needed to focus on your recovery.
If you’ve been injured as the result of another person’s negligence, please call us at (866) 211-2562 to receive a free consultation with one of our expert attorneys.
Note: Outside sources were used in the creation of this post including news bulletins and first-hand accounts of the accident and injuries involved. As a result, the details of the accident presented have not been independently verified by our own writing staff. If you have identified any false information in the story, please inform us immediately, and we will adjust the posting to reflect the most accurate content available.
Disclaimer: As a member of the local community, we at Brady Law Group strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who lives in our beloved state. We are extremely saddened by these accidents but hope that, through an awareness of these dangers, those in our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We wish only the best and quickest recovery to all those involved in the accident.