Woman Critically Injured in Bakersfield Accident at Akers and McKee
BAKERSFIELD (October 4, 2018) – A pedestrian was critically injured after a traffic accident in the area of Akers and McKee roads on Thursday morning, according to 23 ABC News and The Bakersfield Californian.
The collision took place at around 7:14 a.m.
As per the reports, Bakersfield police said for an unknown reason a female pedestrian was struck by a 4-door hatchback near the intersection of Akers and McKee roads.
Pedestrian Hit by Car in Bakersfield, Oct 4
Paramedics responded to the scene and found the woman lying in the roadway with major injuries. She was transported to the hospital where she was listed in critical condition.
The name of the patient was not immediately released. Meanwhile, police affirmed that the female motorist in the car involved stopped after hitting the victim and cooperated with the officials.
Authorities are still investigating the cause of the incident.
*We extend our prayers and sincerest thoughts to the woman and her family and friends during such a difficult time. We wish her a full recovery.
Kern County Personal Injury Lawyer
California has several right of way laws that apply to the pedestrians. These laws include the obligation of the drivers to exercise due care and lessen the speed of their cars while approaching a pedestrian within any marked or unmarked crosswalk.
Authorities will thoroughly look into the speed of the driver, whether or not alcohol or drugs also played a role, whether or not there was any mechanical issue with the vehicle, and whether or not the motorist was distracted or reckless when the accident occurred.
Give our experienced Kern County personal injury lawyer a call at 855-703-4186 for a free case consultation.