Man Killed in Bakersfield Pedestrian Accident at Union Avenue and 4th Street, William Chavez-Castro Arrested
Bakersfield, California (May 21, 2020) - A man died after being hit by a vehicle in southeast Bakersfield on Wednesday evening.
According to a report by the Bakersfield Police Department, the accident happened at about 11:50 p.m. May 20, in 400 block of Union Avenue at 4th Street.
24-year-old William Chavez-Castro was reportedly driving a car across the intersection when he struck a man.
The pedestrian, whose identity was not immediately disclosed, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident
Castro was arrested for driving under the influence and driving without a valid license. He was booked into the Kern County Jail.
An investigation into the accident is underway.
Anyone with information about the accident is asked to contact Bakersfield Police at 661-327-7111.
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 apedestrian 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