Bakersfield Accident Injures Pedestrian
Bakersfield, CA (May 15, 2021) – On Friday, a person was injured in a pedestrian accident on Edison Highway.
The accident happened at around 8:45 p.m. at the Chamberlain Avenue intersection.
Reports said the victim sustained major injuries from the accident.
Meanwhile, be reminded to always cross the street on a crosswalk.
Pedestrian Accidents Can Lead to Injuries
Moreover, in today’s current state of affairs, more people are walking as a new way to escape home for a while.
As a result, pedestrian accidents like the one on Edison Highway have also spiked in popularity.
Pedestrian accidents are incidents in which someone walking or crossing a road is injured by a vehicle striking them.
Certainly, a common cause of these unfortunate incidents includes drivers speeding. Motorists who speed do not have enough reaction time to stop or yield for pedestrians who have the right of way. Especially now, with roadways emptier than ever across the world, drivers disobeying the speed limit is at an all-time high. Thus, pedestrian safety is at an all-time low.
Meanwhile, it is good to know that this type of accident can be avoided.
So, here are some things that we can do to avoid such accidents.
– First, avoid dangerous behaviors: always walk on the sidewalk (no jaywalking), stay sober, and make eye contact with drivers.
– Similarly, look before you step: cross streets at marked crosswalks/intersections, obey traffic signals, and watch for turning vehicles.
Then, hire an experienced personal injury attorney from Sweet Lawyers if you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident.
Immediately, call our offices at (800) 674 7852 for a free consultation at a location nearest you.
Indeed, our lawyers will exhaust every avenue to ensure you get the maximum settlement. They will speak to witnesses, analyze evidence, and obtain important data that will help your case.
Finally, for your convenience, you can contact us 24/7 by email, online chat, and text message.