BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA (December 12, 2016) – According to the California Highway Patrol, a 34-year-old pedestrian woman was struck and killed by a car on Saturday while crossing southbound Edison Highway. (map)
The CHP reported that a 2016 Jeep, driven by 61-year-old Nooruddin Merchant, was traveling eastbound on Edison at about 45 mph when the Jeep crashed into the female pedestrian around 11:00 p.m.
The CHP states that the pedestrian woman was transported to Kern Medical Center where she later succumbed to her injuries.
“The conventional wisdom is that the pedestrian always has the right of way. This is not always the case and creates a dangerous situation. Many pedestrian deaths and injuries can be avoided by both drivers and pedestrians being alert and cautious,” said the attorneys from Lexton Law, a personal injury law firm.
Losing a loved one is an extremely difficult time for any family member or friend affected by a tragedy. If you have lost a loved one due to someone’s negligence, you may have the right to a wrongful death claim against the responsible party. Serving Newport Beach, San and throughout California, Lexton Law Firm strongly encourages anyone who may find themselves in this situation to give us a call today at (877) 541-2111. We will fight hard to obtain the care you deserve and just compensation that you and your family are entitled.