Bakersfield Man Killed in Traffic Collision

November 14, 2023

66-Year-Old Man in Wheelchair Fatally Struck by Vehicle

In a tragic turn of events, a 66-year-old man from Bakersfield lost his life after being involved in a collision on Kern Canyon Road. The unfortunate incident occurred on November 2 when the man, who was in a wheelchair, was struck by a car just west of Shalane Avenue. Despite receiving serious injuries, he fought a courageous battle for nine days before succumbing to his injuries.

This devastating accident highlights the importance of pedestrian safety and the need for motorists to exercise caution on the roads. It is crucial for both drivers and pedestrians to be aware of their surroundings and follow traffic laws to prevent such tragic incidents from occurring.

While the specific details of the accident are still under investigation, it serves as a reminder for everyone to prioritize safety. Even though the man was not using a marked crosswalk at the time of the incident, it does not diminish the need for drivers to drive responsibly and be vigilant for any potential hazards, including pedestrians.

In such situations, seeking legal counsel is essential for the victim’s family to understand their rights and options for seeking justice. Avian Law Group is dedicated to helping families navigate the complex legal process and obtain the compensation they deserve. Losing a loved one in an accident is an incredibly difficult experience, and having a compassionate and experienced legal team can make all the difference in holding the responsible parties accountable.

This tragic incident is also a reminder for local authorities to assess the safety measures in place on Kern Canyon Road. Evaluating the need for additional crosswalks, improving road signage, and increasing public awareness campaigns can help prevent similar accidents in the future.

The loss of a loved one is never easy, and our thoughts go out to the family and friends affected by this devastating incident. It is our hope that this tragedy serves as a reminder for all drivers to prioritize pedestrian safety and for authorities to take the necessary steps to enhance road safety measures.

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