Pedestrian Fatally Struck by Vehicle on Cheatham Avenue Near Cottonwood Road
LOCATION: Southeast Bakersfield
DATE OF ACCIDENT: Wednesday, September 26th
September 26, 2018 – A deadly pedestrian accident occurred on Cheatham Avenue Wednesday evening, according to ABC News.
At approximately 7 p.m., a woman was reportedly struck by a vehicle on Cheatham near Cottonwood Road. Primary reports indicated the woman was crossing the street outside of the crosswalk when the vehicle hit her.
Deadly Pedestrian Accident Wednesday in Bakersfield
The incident resulted in fatal trauma to the female pedestrian, who was sadly pronounced dead at the scene. At this time, the name of the deceased remained undisclosed pending notification of next of kin.
Meanwhile, authorities mentioned the driver drove off after hitting the pedestrian but apparently came back. He was then arrested for felony hit-and-run.
No other details were immediately released. The California Highway Patrol is the agency handling the investigation.
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Based on this news report, it appears that the driver who fled the scene after hitting the pedestrian will be held liable for the deadly accident. Regardless of a driver’s reasons, leaving the area following a crash is a serious crime and is punishable by law, especially if the collision critically hurt another individual.
In this specific case, the family members of the deceased may have the right to a wrongful death claim. Surviving family of victims killed in pedestrian accident would potentially be entitled to seek compensation for funeral costs, and loss of love and companionship.
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