Dennis Eric Byrd ID’d in Hit-and-Run Crash

January 11, 2023

Bakersfield Crash Results in Death of Dennis Eric Byrd 

58-year-old Dennis Eric Byrd fell victim to a hit-and-run crash in Bakersfield last Friday night.

The tragic accident took place around 10:25 p.m. on Highway 178.

Byrd was reportedly struck by a hit-and-run driver as he was walking in its path. Due to the impact, the victim then landed in the path of three other vehicles. 

Only one of the drivers remained at the scene. Two others left but returned shortly after. 

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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