A pedestrian lost her life in a fatal pedestrian accident in Bakersfield on Sunday night. KGET reports the tragedy took place on Roberts Lane near the area of MacArthur Drive.
According to California Highway Patrol officials, the accident happened when a Toyota was traveling west on Roberts Lane while a BMW was traveling behind the Toyota. A 30-year-old woman started to cross the street from south to north when she was struck by the Toyota. The pedestrian was thrown into the number two lane of traffic where she was struck a second time by the BMW driver. Both drivers stopped and remained on scene after the accident.
Paramedics and numerous other Bakersfield responders were immediately dispatched to the scene. The female pedestrian sustained major injuries and was tragically pronounced dead on scene. Nobody else was hurt in the accident.
The roadway was blocked for a period of time after the accident as police worked to clear the scene.
California Highway Patrol continues its investigation into the circumstances of the accident at this time.
Pedestrian Accident Dangers in Bakersfield
Because pedestrians have virtually no protection from harm in the event of an accident involving a vehicle, they are likely to sustain catastrophic damages in a collision. A pedestrian could either become severely injured or killed as a result of a pedestrian accident. This is the tragic reality for many individuals involved in these accidents in Bakersfield each year.
According to California’s Transportation Injury Mapping System (TIMS), a total of 1,303 crashes happened in Bakersfield throughout all of 2022. Out of these accidents, 125 collisions involved a pedestrian.
California has a long-running problem with pedestrian accidents due to driver negligence and Bakersfield is no stranger to these statistics each year. If a victim lost their life due to one of these horrific accidents, it is critical that families receive support that they need to get back on their feet.
A word for families after a fatal Bakersfield pedestrian accident…
If a loved one has been taken from you prematurely in a fatal pedestrian accident in Bakersfield, you should be aware of your many options. The insurance company is not always willing to work with you or be on your side. Financial support can help families get back on their feet as they grieve.
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