Man Pushing Bike Injured in Bakersfield Hit-and-Run on Union Avenue
BAKERSFIELD (May 9, 2018) – A pedestrian was hospitalized after an alleged hit-and-run accident along Union Avenue on Tuesday night, according to Kern Golden Empire.
The collision took place at approximately 8:40 p.m. near 8th Street
As per the article, Bakersfield police said a man was pushing a bicycle across Union Avenue when he was struck by a vehicle. The man was reportedly in a crosswalk when he was hit.
Pedestrian Hit by Car in Union Avenue Crosswalk Near 8th Street
The victim was left injured following the crash. He was then transported to a hospital to be treated for injuries ranging from minor to moderate degree. His name and condition at this time remained unknown.
Meanwhile, police affirmed that the driver involved did not stop to render aid and fled the scene. The suspect car was described as a gray compact car which sustained front-end damage after hitting the pedestrian.
Anyone with information regarding the incident is urged to contact Bakersfield police at 327-7111.
Kern County Personal Injury Lawyer
Most traffic accidents which involve a motorist who flees the scene can be subjected to serious criminal charges, especially when a particular crash causes serious injuries to another person. Such circumstances are likely considered as “felony hit-and-run,” leaving the victim a legal right to pursue a personal injury lawsuit against the suspect.
Drivers who are involved in car collisions are obliged to stop and provide assistance to the injured individuals and to cooperate with the authorities. In this case, the motorist took off and left the pedestrian wounded in the roadway. The victim has likely a right to pursue a claim seeking a compensation for all the hospital bills, future medical needs, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
If you, or your loved one, have been a victim in an auto accident caused by the negligence or wrongdoing of another individual, we encourage you to contact Johnson Attorneys Group to help you with your case. We will guide you every step of the way and fight aggressively for your legal rights. Give us a call today at 855-703-4186 and speak with our experienced Kern County personal injury lawyer and let us obtain the justice you deserve.
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