Robert Rodarte Arrested in Bakersfield Bicycle Accident on Stockdale Highway
BAKERSFIELD, CA (September 21, 2020) – Saturday night, authorities arrested Robert Rodarte after a bicycle crash on Stockdale Highway.
The emergency crews responded just before 10:30 p.m. on Stockdale Highway and Stine Road. When they arrived, they located a bicyclist injured in the road. According to reports, the injuries were moderate.
Meanwhile, the police later arrested the 44-year-old male driver who fled the scene. They identified the suspect as Robert Rodarte. The officers detained him for DUI, hit-and-run causing injury, and driving with a suspended license, Lt. Nathan McCauley revealed.
The DUI crash on Stockdale Highway remains under active investigation.
Always be cautious of bicyclists on the road when driving. Bicyclists are more vulnerable because of their limited protection and lightweight bodies. By paying attention to your surroundings and driving within the speed limit, dangerous accidents can be prevented.
Bicycle Accidents in California
Each year, around 20-50 million motorists and bicyclists are injured or become disabled due to a crash. However, even if accidents are a common occurrence, many people do not suspect what follows in the event of a crash.
Therefore, it is crucial to know how to proceed in case you find yourself injured after an accident. The most valuable step you can take in response to a bicycle accident is hiring a personal injury attorney.
“A common misconception is that personal injury lawyers don’t care. That is simply not true. Injury lawyers care about and want justice for their clients. We are driven by the desire to make our clients whole again,” says attorney Steve Baric of Sweet Lawyers.
If a family member sustained injuries in a bicycle crash, call the experienced attorneys at Sweet Lawyers. We have over 40 years of experience in the legal field. We know what it takes to win your case. Moreover, our attorneys and the experienced professional legal team dealt with cases such as this one, and know the physical and emotional toll they take. Furthermore, our team will fight to achieve the justice and compensation that you and your family deserve. Call our offices at (800) 674 7852 for a free consultation.