Daniel Bennet ID’d as Man Killed in Bakersfield Pedestrian Accident on Highway 119 near Erro Ranch Road
Bakersfield, California (March 10, 2020) – The man who was killed in an auto-pedestrian accident on Tuesday, March 3, in Bakersfield, has been identified as Daniel Lee Bennet, 36, according to police.
The fatal crash occurred at about 5:43 a.m., on Highway 119, at approximately a mile east of Erro Ranch Road.
Bennet was westbound walking on the highway when a pickup hit him. He was then struck by several other vehicles. The circumstances that led to the crash are yet to be established, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Following the accident, Bennet was pronounced dead at the scene.
The involved driver remained at the scene and was cooperative, according to the police.
An investigation into the crash is underway.
A person on foot is no match for a vehicle. Pedestrians have virtually no protection when they are hit by cars, motorcycles, trucks, and other vehicles. Sadly, this often leads to catastrophic injuries and/or death. “Due to the incredibly serious nature of these types of injuries, pedestrian accident cases often require special care in order to help ensure victims receive the full compensation they need for extensive medical bills, ongoing rehabilitation therapy, in-home care, lost past and future earnings, and numerous other economic and non-economic damages”, Said Arin Khodaverdian, an experienced pedestrian accident attorney. Arin noted that pedestrians, in most instances, have the right-of-way when crossing a street or an intersection. According to Arin, to properly investigate a pedestrian crash and prove negligence, enough resources are required. “A skilled attorney has the resources and will help investigate the accident to determine the party at fault,” Arin said.
What to Do at the Accident Scene after Crash
- Always remain at the scene, relax and don’t panic.
- Check if you, your passengers or any other party have injuries and then call an ambulance.
- Call the police to document the incident
- Take photos of the crash scene
- If involved in a minor crash, move the car to the side of the roadway and turn on its hazard lights
- Collect details regarding the accident from the witnesses
- Don’t sign any documents unless it is from the authorities
- Wait for the police to arrive before you can leave the accident scene
What to Do After Leaving the Accident Scene
- Contact your insurance company and inform them about the crash
- Collect a police report
- Keep records of your physical injuries and mental condition
- Get a property damage evaluation
- Before providing any statements to the other motorist or his or her insurance company, seek a personal injury attorney to advise you legally and protect your rights