Person Struck and Killed by Vehicle on Highway 178
Bakersfield, CA (July 20, 2021) – On Monday, a pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle in an accident on Highway 178.
The officers responded to the scene at around 9 p.m. near Golden State Avenue.
A person walking in and out of lanes along the center median was then struck by a westbound driver.
Unfortunately, the pedestrian incurred severe injuries.
Officers, upon arriving, pronounced the victim dead at the scene.
Moreover, the rescues took the involved driver to a hospital for minor injuries.
Meanwhile, investigating officers are still working on the Highway 178 accident.
We at Sweet Lawyers would like to send our condolences to the loved ones of the deceased in this accident. May you have the strength during this difficult time.
Dealing With Fatal Pedestrian Accidents
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, more individuals are staying at home, whether by preference or under a state-mandated lockdown. As people adjust to unprecedented routines, a classic concept has risen in modern popularity: walking.
Americans, as well as others around the world, have taken it upon themselves to walk outside daily. Taking walks is usually the only time in which people are spending outside.
The increase of foot traffic on local sidewalks, intersections, and roads seems harmless enough. However, this timeless habit can have devastating consequences. Taking walks is becoming increasingly dangerous, leading to a surge of pedestrian accidents annually.
Contact Sweet Lawyers if you lost a loved one in a pedestrian accident. Having legal representation can help you attain compensation on medical bills, loss of earnings, future medicals, loss of consortium, pain and suffering, and more.
“I think the misconception is that when a loved one passes away, the insurance company and the defendant will automatically admit liability and offer all of the funds available.”
“Insurance companies will try to save money, even if it means not fully compensating a family for the wrongful death of a loved one. When a family retains an attorney immediately, it gives the family time to grieve their loss, and their attorney can start focusing on holding the negligent party accountable.” says Tyler Toomey, a tenured Sweet Lawyers attorney.