Pedestrian Sustains Major Injuries in Bakersfield Pedestrian Accident on California Avenue
Bakersfield, California (June 5, 2020) – A pedestrian sustained major injuries following a crash that happened Wednesday night in Bakersfield, authorities said.
At around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 3, emergency personnel responded to the 3100 block of California Avenue for the reported accident.
Authorities determined that a vehicle was heading eastbound on California Avenue when, for unknown reasons, it struck the pedestrian.
The pedestrian was transported to a local hospital with major injuries. The name of the patient and their condition at this time were not immediately disclosed.
The driver involved stopped at the scene after the accident.
The crash remains under investigation.
A person on foot is no match for a vehicle. Pedestrians have virtually no protection when they are hit by cars, motorcycles, trucks, and other vehicles. Sadly, this often leads to catastrophic injuries and/or death. “Due to the incredibly serious nature of these types of injuries, pedestrian accident cases often require special care in order to help ensure victims receive the full compensation they need for extensive medical bills, ongoing rehabilitation therapy, in-home care, lost past and future earnings, and numerous other economic and non-economic damages”, Said Arin Khodaverdian, an experienced pedestrian accident attorney.
Arin noted that pedestrians, in most instances, have the right-of-way when crossing a street or an intersection. According to Arin, to properly investigate a pedestrian crash and prove negligence, enough resources are required. “A skilled attorney has the resources and will help investigate the accident to determine the party at fault,” Arin said