Pedestrian Dies after a Hit-and-Run Crash near State Route 184
BAKERSFIELD, CA (October 24, 2022) – Thursday night, a hit-and-run crash on Edison Highway claimed the life of a 42-year-old
The incident happened on October 20th, just after 11:00 p.m., just west of State Route 184.
According to reports, the pedestrian was walking eastbound outside a crosswalk when she was struck by the vehicle. The impact of the collision caused the woman to suffer major injuries. Meanwhile, the driver fled the scene without rendering aid to the pedestrian.
Paramedics later arrived and transported the victim to a local hospital.
At this time, police are unsure if alcohol or drugs played a factor in the crash. They are also unsure of the make and model of the involved vehicle. Any witnesses are encouraged to contact the California Highway Patrol at 661-396-6600.
Just like a driver is expected to be responsible and abide by all traffic laws, pedestrians also have to behave reasonably and responsibly. If you are buzzed or drunk, it is better to request a paid ride home. You can also reach out to a friend or a family member to come and pick you up. Remember that walking drunk is never a substitute for driving drunk. By being responsible, you can help prevent accidents that can completely change a person’s life.
If you or a family member has suffered injuries in a hit-and-run crash, then reach out to Sweet James as soon as possible. Let them help you protect your legal rights and pursue compensation. Their seasoned personal injury attorneys will fight by your side and get what you rightfully deserve. Call their office today at (800) 975-3435 to speak with an expert legal professional free of charge.
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