Bakersfield, CA – Pedestrian Seriously Injured after Traffic Accident at Panama Lane and Monitor Street
Bakersfield, CA (July 11, 2018) – Kern local news sources reported that traffic collision involving a pedestrian took place at the intersection of Panama Lane and Monitor Street, in the vicinity of Lowry Street. The incident occurred at approximately 9:45 PM at night on Wednesday, July 11, 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 Bakersfield Police, an unidentified male pedestrian was walking in the Bakersfield area when, for indeterminate reasons, an oncoming vehicle struck him at Panama and Monitor. First responders confirmed the man had suffered severe trauma and was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. Reports indicate the victim is in critical condition.
Law enforcement officials affirmed the motorist did stop at the crash site to cooperate with officers.
As of now, the investigation is ongoing.
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By law, drivers have an obligation to decrease speed and give the right of way to pedestrians in both marked and unmarked crossing zones. Authorities have not revealed what charges the motorist could face.
Authorities are working hard to determine what specifically caused the crash. Forensic teams will examine photographs of the crash site and inspect the three sedans for mechanical issues or system failure. 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.
Depending on the final results of the investigation, the injured pedestrian will have the legal rights to file a personal injury lawsuit against the guilty party. By seeking legal assistance, these individuals can receive compensation for a variety of issues including medical bills, vehicle insurance, and painful injuries.
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.
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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 for all those involved in the accident.