BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA (February 26, 2017) – A pedestrian was struck by a car and killed on Sunday on California Avenue, according to a local news source. (map)
The accident happened around 4:15 a.m. on California Avenue, near Mervyn’s Place. A vehicle was heading eastbound on California Avenue when the driver spotted a man lying in the road up ahead. He swerved in an attempt to avoid the pedestrian, but subsequently struck the man in the road.
The pedestrian was tragically pronounced dead at the scene by responding emergency medical personnel. The driver of the vehicle remained at the scene, and authorities have confirmed that alcohol, speed, and drugs were not factors on the part of the driver. The accident remains under investigation at this time.
“Sadly, there are no words that can comfort all family members and friends affected by this tragic accident,” said the attorneys from Lexton Law Firm. “Our thoughts and prayers are with all those involved.”
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 Bakersfield, Los Angeles, San Diego, 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.