Woman Killed in Bakersfield Hit-and-Run on Cottonwood Road
BAKERSFIELD (September 27, 2018) – A pedestrian was killed by an alleged hit-and-run driver along Cottonwood Road on Wednesday evening, according to Bakersfield Now and 23 ABC News.
The suspect, 21-year-old Omar Padilla, was arrested for felony hit-and-run.
As per the reports, California Highway Patrol said a female pedestrian was walking on Cottonwood Road when she was struck by a 2015 Hyundai Sonata driven by Padilla.
Omar Padilla, 21, Arrested For Felony Hit-and-Run
The motorist was driving north on Cottonwood at around 7 p.m., just north of Cheatham Avenue, when he hit the woman.
CHP affirmed that the victim was pronounced dead at the scene. Her name has not been yet released pending notification of next of kin.
Meanwhile, Padilla reportedly fled the scene but later returned after law enforcement arrived at the crash site. The investigation is ongoing.
*We offer our prayers and most heartfelt condolences to the family members and friends of the woman 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.
The surviving family of the deceased woman 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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