Stephen Stith ID’d in Fatal Pedestrian Accident

March 17, 2023

Bakersfield Pedestrian Crash Kills Stephen Stith

72-year-old Stephen Stith died in a pedestrian accident on Monday morning in Bakersfield.

At around 6:16 a.m. on March 13th, a vehicle struck Stith at the intersection of Harris and Wible Roads.

Stith and his dog were walking at the time of the accident, but the dog was left uninjured.

The involved driver was fully cooperative with authorities at the scene.

An active investigation remains underway.

California has the highest pedestrian fatality rate which is 25% higher than the national average.

Due to the vulnerability that pedestrians face on the road, it is important that they take the proper precaution. Below are some tips:

  • Avoid distractions (headphones, use of cell phone)
  • Be aware of your surroundings
  • Adhere to all traffic laws & signals
  • Always use the crosswalk

If you or a loved one has fallen victim to a pedestrian crash, contact Avian Law Group today. You can reach our firm at (888) 231-3513.

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