Woman Killed in Bakersfield Pedestrian Accident on Highway 99 On-Ramp near Ellington Street
Bakersfield, California (May 3, 2020) – A woman was killed in a pedestrian accident on Saturday night in Delano, Bakersfield, according to authorities.
At about 11:45 p.m., on May 2, the officials responded to the deadly crash on Highway 99 on-ramp near Ellington Street.
The police said a woman was struck by a car on the roadway. The manner at which the accident happened is yet to be established.
The woman succumbed to her injuries at the scene.
According to the police, the involved driver remained at the scene and was cooperative.
No further details about the crash were immediately available.
An investigation into the crash is underway. Anyone with information about the accident is asked to contact the California Highway Patrol at 661-396-6600.
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