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Pedestrian Accident Injures Individual on Baker Street in Bakersfield

A man was severely injured in a pedestrian accident that took place in Bakersfield on Wednesday, December 27, 2023. According to a news report from KGET, the accident happened at 5:20 p.m. at 400 Baker Street when a man was struck by a silver passenger vehicle.

Bakersfield Police were immediately dispatched to the scene, where they discovered that a man was lying in the roadway with severe injuries. The silver vehicle that struck him fled the scene of the accident without stopping.

Paramedics were called to the scene to help the pedestrian in need. The unidentified male was rushed to the hospital for treatment of major injuries, though his condition is not currently known.

Police believe that the vehicle that struck the pedestrian will have damage to its front passenger side, as well as a broken headlight. Police have not said if they have discovered any information regarding the driver at this time.

No further details have been released but the investigation into the collision remains ongoing.

Pedestrian Accident Dangers in Bakersfield

Pedestrian accidents are not uncommon in Bakersfield and throughout the rest of Kern County. In all of 2022, the Transportation Injury Mapping System (TIMS) estimated that 129 pedestrian accidents took place in Bakersfield. Out of these accidents, 35 people were killed and 106 sustained injuries. Approximately 10% of these accidents happened on state highways and the rest happened elsewhere in Bakersfield.

Drivers are urged to pay close attention to the roads around them so that pedestrian accidents can be prevented. However, these accidents still occur daily due to drivers engaged in distracted driving, drunk driving, speeding, and other negligent actions. If you have sustained serious injuries in a pedestrian accident caused by a negligent driver, it is crucial that you understand your legal options moving forward.

A word for victims of pedestrian accidents in Bakersfield…

It can be scary and confusing to face the aftermath of a pedestrian accident in Bakersfield. The insurance company might start calling the same day as your accident, which can leave you in a desperate situation. The insurance company does not always have your best interests in mind, which is why you should be aware of your legal options.

You can read more about what legal help may be available for you in a Bakersfield pedestrian accident claim.

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