Pedestrian Struck at Intersection
BAKERSFIELD (August 7, 2018)- According to the California Highway Patrol, a pedestrian accident occurred late this morning at the intersection of Chester Avenue and Norris Road.
Authorities responded to the crash site which transpired at 11:27 a.m.
Minimal details were provided in the dispatch report but it was confirmed the pedestrian victim who has not been identified by name or gender suffered an apparent leg injury.
The victim was transported from the scene to a hospital via ambulance, according to CHP officials.
No additional information has been included at this time.
Oildale and Bakersfield Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
Based on the details provided so far from the report, it seems as though the driver will likely be held responsible for the collision as it is believed the victim was within the means of a marked crosswalk upon being struck. There are still many unanswered questions, however. Under California law, drivers who are approaching a pedestrian are required to exercise due care and reduce their speed for the safety of the pedestrian.
In such cases where negligence or wrongdoing may have been a factor, the pedestrian victim may be entitled to a personal injury lawsuit following this incident. Personal injury accident victims are entitled to compensation for damages hospital bills and medical expenses, lost work wages due to injury, and pain and suffering
If you would like to speak with our experienced Oildale and Bakersfield personal injury attorneys call to request a free consultation at 855-703-4186.
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