[04-22-2024] Kern County, CA – Female Pedestrian Killed After Being Struck by Vehicle Near Bakersfield

Published April 23, 2024

[04-22-2024] Female Pedestrian Killed After Being Struck by Vehicle Near Bakersfieldfemale pedestrian was killed after being struck by a vehicle near Bakersfield late Monday evening, April 22, 2024.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the fatal incident occurred around 11:00 p.m. on Niles Street, east of Vale Street.

Reports indicate that a Kia traveling east hit a woman crossing the street outside a marked crosswalk.

The victim was taken to Kern Medical with major injuries. She was pronounced dead the next day at about 2:31 a.m.

The two people inside the Kia were unharmed. The identity of the deceased victim has yet to be released.

The authorities dismissed alcohol and drugs as factors in the fatal collision. Investigations are ongoing.

Don’t Know What To Do After An Accident?

Your safety and rights depend on what you do next after an accident. Remember the following steps if you find yourself in one:

  • Check yourself for any injuries.

  • Stay on the scene, call 9-1-1, and wait for emergency responders.

  • Move your vehicle to the road shoulder if safe; turn on hazard lights.

  • Fully cooperate with law enforcement and stay until cleared to leave.

  • Document the scene and injuries with photos and videos.

  • Seek immediate medical attention.

  • Contact your insurance company and find a personal injury lawyer for legal advice.

What A Lawyer Can Do For You

Many victims put off calling a lawyer even if they sustain injuries after an accident. However, lawyers can help you in many ways. They can provide you with police reports, CCTV footage, and witness statements to strengthen your case. Your attorney will also negotiate with insurance companies to get you fair compensation. 

The best part is that they will do all of these things for you at no upfront cost. So if you’re injured in an accident, hire a personal injury attorney to recover medical bills, car repair costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering.