Fatal Pedestrian Accident 24th Street and Oak Street in Bakersfield

 Fatal Pedestrian Accident 24th Street and Oak Street in Bakersfield

Suspected DUI Driver Arrested After Deadly Crash

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (July 9, 2024) — A fatal Bakersfield pedestrian accident last Thursday night at 24th Street and Oak Street also resulted in the arrest of an alleged drunken driver.

The traffic accident occurred at around 8:40 p.m. on July 4th, according to KGET News.

Police responded to the intersection of 24th and Oak streets and located a man with major injuries down in the roadway as well as several damaged vehicles.

Investigators determined a driver traveling northbound on Oak Street was attempting to turn east onto 24th Street when they struck the pedestrian standing in the center divider.

The vehicle reportedly ran over the center divider and hit the man and then collided with four vehicles on westbound 24th Street, the Bakersfield Police Department said.

The unidentified pedestrian died at the scene and a driver in one of the vehicles was treated for minor injuries and transported to a hospital, police said.

William Largent, 33, was arrested on suspicion gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and DUI causing injury, police records show.

Also, he is also facing infractions for failing to stop at a red light and traveling at an unsafe speed.

Witnesses or anyone with information about the fatal crash should call Bakersfield police at 661-327-7111.


Attorney James Johnson, founder of Johnson Attorneys Group, has been helping injured clients recover damages for their losses for nearly two decades. Our law firm hopes this news article provides timely and helpful information. Additionally, if you would like to contribute any further details, add a GoFundMe page or have legal questions, please call 1-(855) 703-4186 as soon as possible.

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