“Pedestrian Killed ”
BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA (December 28, 2016) – A pedestrian was killed in a tragic accident on Wednesday, and has been identified as Filomeno De Haro Martinez, according to local news sources. (map)
The accident happened around 6:00 pm on Wible Road in Bakersfield. 84 year old Filomeno De Haro Martinez was crossing Wible Road in the 3600 block when he was struck by a northbound delivery truck.
Filomeno De Haro Martinez was rushed to Kern Medical Center, where he sadly died a short time later. The driver of the delivery truck initially did not stop, but returned to the scene and cooperated with police. The investigation is ongoing.
“According to experts drivers are responsible the majority of the time for pedestrian accidents. These collisions occur when drivers are careless and fail to yield in a crosswalk or when they turn right on a red light without looking out for a pedestrian,” said a California pedestrian accident and personal injury lawyer.
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