Bakersfield, CA (March 12, 2023) – A pedestrian was left injured following a car crash in the Bakersfield area that took place on Friday evening, March 10.
Just before 11:00 p.m., troopers with the California Highway Patrol received a notification that an automobile accident took place on Douglas Street.
According to official reports, a pedestrian was hit by a vehicle in the area of 219 Douglas Street during the evening hours. The vehicle that was involved in the crash did not stop. The driver continued on the roadway and fled the scene.
Emergency medical services responded to care for the injured victim. The pedestrian was transported to a local hospital for further medical care.
The accident is being investigated by California Highway Patrol troopers.
Pedestrian Accidents in California
Statistics from 2018 demonstrate that over 14,000 pedestrians suffered injuries as a result of motor vehicle accidents in our state. The number of fatalities reported increased by nearly 26 percent between 2014 and 2018. Between 2009 and 2018, the number of pedestrians who lost their life grew to around 7500 people. Despite how many laws are state has in place to protect pedestrian traffic, we continue to see innocent victims needlessly hurt as a result of driver negligence.
Pedestrians who are involved in motor vehicle accidents are more likely to suffer severe injuries. Unlike other motorists, pedestrians have no protection during accidents. They are entirely exposed to the force of the impact of motor vehicles. Unfortunately, we see countless victims left with severe trauma to the head, spinal cord injuries, and other severe injuries that demand immediate and long-term care.
The aftermath of a pedestrian accident can be incredibly challenging to endure. Victims often struggle with the consequences that they are forced to deal with. Not only do victims struggle to get the medical care that they need for their injuries, but they are often without the financial resources that they need to cover these costs and more. For this reason, pedestrians who are injured in motor vehicle accidents are strongly encouraged to take legal action. Filing a personal injury claim against the person who is responsible for the crash can provide victims with the needed financial relief for medical care costs, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.
If you have been the victim of a personal injury, Wilshire Law Firm is here to help. Our dedicated personal injury team can provide you with comprehensive legal services and advice, as well as fight relentlessly on your behalf in court. We have several lawyers who are among the top 1% of personal injury lawyers in the country. Our team is fully committed to providing truly individualized representation for each of our clients to ensure their best interests are reflected throughout the entire legal process. To get started on your case, contact our California personal injury team at 800-358-1884 for more information about how we can help get you the justice that you deserve.