Elderly Man Killed in Bakersfield Accident at Washington and Virginia
BAKERSFIELD (July 12, 2018) – A fatal pedestrian accident occurred in the area of Washington Street and Virginia Avenue late Thursday night, according to Bakersfield Now and 23 ABC News.
The collision took place at about 10 p.m.
As per the reports, California Highway Patrol said an elderly male pedestrian was struck by a vehicle near the intersection of Washington Street and Virginia Avenue.
Pedestrian Hit by Car in Bakersfield Thursday
Paramedics responded and found the man lying in the roadway as a result of the crash. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
His name has not been yet released pending notification of next of kin. Meanwhile, officials did not specify whether or not the driver involved stopped after hitting the victim.
The car was described by CHP as a grey GMC Yukon. The cause of the incident remains under investigation.
We offer our prayers and most heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of the deceased man during such a difficult time.
Kern County Wrongful Death Lawyer
A forensic examination of both the vehicle and the pedestrian victim, as well as photos that were taken of the scene, will be made to help investigators determine what exactly prompted the deadly collision. Other potential factors will be looked into as well including whether or not the driver was under the influence at the time of the accident, whether or not the motorist was distracted, operating the vehicle recklessly, or traveling over the speed limit prior to impact. Each of these factors plus several others will be assessed allowing police officials to draw up a final conclusion.
The surviving family of the elderly man may have the right to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit pending the result of the investigation.
The claim will include a recompense for the funeral costs, loss of future income, and loss of love and companionship.
If your loved one has been a victim of an auto accident and you are unsure of what steps to take, we encourage you to contact Johnson Attorneys Group to help you. We will guide you every step of the way and bring our expertise to your case. Give us a call today at 855-703-4186 and speak with our experienced Kern County wrongful death lawyer for a free consultation.