19-Year-Old Springville Teen Hospitalized after Accident near Morning Drive
BAKERSFIELD, CA (April 28, 2018) – A man was seriously injured in a hit-and-run pedestrian collision on Highway 178, just after 9 PM on Saturday evening.
Bakersfield Police officials and emergency personnel arrived at the scene of the accident, just east of Morning Drive, to find a critically injured man lying on the ground and another man flagging down other drivers for help.
According to reports, 19-year-old David Crum Jr of Springville was walking along the side of the road with a friend, when hit by a car. The vehicle fled from the scene, leaving Crum injured on the road.
He sustained major head trauma and was taken to the Kern Medical Center for treatment. Crum is currently in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) with serious injuries. He had been hitchhiking from Bakersfield to Lake Isabella, according to his mother and sister. There is no update on his current medical condition.
The suspect vehicle is believed to be a light-colored sedan, and there is currently no description of the hit-and-run driver at this time. If you witnessed the accident, or have additional information, contact the California Highway Patrol’s Bakersfield Office by calling (661) 396-6600.
When driving, it is important to pay attention to your surroundings and keep an eye out for pedestrians, cyclists, and other vehicles on the road. By abiding by driving laws and being careful when behind the wheel, you can keep yourself and others around you safe.
If you or someone you love has been critically injured in a hit-and-run pedestrian accident, contact the personal injury lawyers at Sweet Law Group. We understand the pain and suffering you are going through, and are here to help. Call our offices at (800) 203-3061 for a free initial consultation with a legal professional in your area. We are also available to clients through email, text message, and online chat.