Bakersfield police responded to the scene of the incident which took place at precisely 6:30 a.m. at the intersection of California Avenue and Bakers Street.
The report indicated that the victim, a wheelchair-bound individual, was struck within the crosswalk.
Bakersfield authorities sadly confirmed that the man tragically suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene. He was identified in Bakersfield Now as Victor Estrada Luna, 70.
Meanwhile, the driver of the vehicle failed to stop and render aid immediately fleeing the scene.
The suspect remains at large at the investigation remains ongoing.
We offer our warmest of thoughts, our prayers, and condolences to the family members of Mr. Victor Luna as they search for peace and comfort.
HELP FOR FAMILY
Those of us at Johnson Attorneys Group are saddened by the news of this fatal crash. Many collisions involving injuries or fatalities turn out to be preventable, but due to the actions of negligent drivers, someone suffers a loss. Should this happen to you or a family member, it’s important that you take immediate steps to protect your legal rights. Contact Johnson Attorneys Group at our office in Bakersfield as we will provide a free consultation at your convenience. We can be reached at 800-235-6801.
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