1 Hurt in Bakersfield Pedestrian Crash on Union Avenue near 19th Street
BAKERSFIELD, CA (October 17, 2020) – Friday morning, a man sustained injuries in a pedestrian accident on Union Avenue near 19th Street.
The incident occurred about 6:01 a.m. in the 1900 block of Union Avenue, near 19th Street.
According to reports, a vehicle hit a man walking across Union Avenue outside the crosswalk.
As a result, the man sustained moderate to major injuries. Meanwhile, the vehicle driver stayed at the scene and helped with the investigation.
Furthermore, the authorities shut down the northbound lane on Union Avenue between 18th and 19th Streets during the investigation. However, all the lanes have since reopened.
The pedestrian accident on Union Avenue remains under active investigation.
At this time, the authorities continue to investigate the serious pedestrian accident on Union Avenue.
Facts about Pedestrians and Accidents
Pedestrians have the right of way at any crosswalk or intersection. Therefore, it’s a driver’s responsibility to yield and be prepared to stop.
While car accidents are far more common than pedestrian accidents, there is still reason to be wary when traveling on foot.
Furthermore, common locations for these pedestrian incidents include shopping center entrances, street corners, and intersections.
“Pedestrian accidents do not occur as much as motor vehicle accidents. Nevertheless, the pedestrian accidents tend to include more serious injuries,” says Tyler Toomey, a practicing attorney at Sweet Lawyers.
If you sustained injuries in a crash, reach out to the experienced accident attorneys at Sweet Lawyers. We understand what you are going through. Thus, our team is here to ensure your legal rights are protected. With over 40 years in the legal field, we have the experience and the resources to win your auto accident case. Call us today at (800) 674 7852 for a free, no-obligation consultation at a location nearest you.