Norma Santana, 31, Killed in Bakersfield Pedestrian Hit-and-Run Accident
BAKERSFIELD (September 29, 2018) – A pedestrian killed after an alleged hit-and-run accident on Cheatham Avenue Wednesday has been identified as Norma Natalie Santana, according to Kern Golden Empire and 23 ABC News.
The 31-year-old Bakersfield woman was a victim of a tragic collision which took place at around 7 p.m. near Cottonwood Road.
As per the reports, California Highway Patrol said Santana was walking in the 1700 block of Cheatham Avenue when she was struck by a 2015 Hyundai Sonata.
Omar Padilla, 21, Arrested For Hit-and-Run
The driver of the Hyundai, 21-year-old Omar Padilla, was allegedly speeding north when he hit Santana. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
CHP affirmed that Padilla fled the scene but later returned. He was ultimately arrested for felony hit and run. The investigation is ongoing.
*We offer our prayers and most heartfelt condolences to the family members and friends of Ms. Norma Santana during such a difficult time.
Kern County Wrongful Death Lawyer
In this case, it is evident that Mr. Omar Padilla will be held responsible for causing the tragic incident that led to the death of the pedestrian involved. Leaving the scene following a crash is a serious crime and punishable by law especially if the collision tragically killed another individual.
Aside from hit-and-run, the suspect is also accused of speeding at the time of the incident. The surviving family of Ms. Norma Santana will have then the right to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit seeking a recompense for the funeral costs, loss of future income and loss of love and companionship.
Call our experienced Kern County wrongful death lawyer a call at 855-703-4186 for a free case consultation and let us help you.
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