Bicyclist Dies After Being Struck by a Truck on 300 Block of Oak Street
Bakersfield, CA (July 6, 2020) – Early Monday morning, a bicyclist died in a hit-and-run crash 300 Block of Oak Street.
The crash happened at about 5:15 a.m. when a vehicle hit a man towing a shopping cart on his bicycle.
As a result, the bicyclist sustained major injuries and the authorities pronounced the victim dead at the scene.
Moreover, police suspect a late-1990’s or early-2000’s GMC Sierra pickup truck to be responsible for the crash. They also said that the vehicle incurred front-end damage because of the crash.
Please call BPD at 661-327-7111 if you know the involved vehicle’s location.
We at Sweet Lawyers extend our sympathies to the family and friends of the deceased. Our thoughts are with you in this painful time.
What Can the Deceased’s Family Do?
While the loss of a dear one is irreversible, it is in the best interest of the family to be aware of what to do next. As the loved ones of the deceased grieve, it is also important to recognize that if your family loses a member in an accident, you may recover damages through a wrongful death suit.
In a word, a wrongful death lawsuit gives the loved ones of a departed family member some semblance of justice.
“The aftermath of tragic accidents can make everything difficult for a family. The last thing most families want to deal with is piles of paperwork, questions from insurance companies or defense attorneys, and attempting to obtain police reports. Grieving and handling legal claims don’t exactly go hand in hand, and this is why hiring an experienced attorney can not only provide you with peace of mind that you have a fighter in your corner but also having someone to make sure that your rights are respected and that justice will be served. Having legal representation after such a traumatic event will provide your family the space to heal while ensuring that justice is brought to your loved one,” says Mark Sweet, a seasoned attorney at Sweet Lawyers.
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