Jackie Ruffin Fatally Struck in Bakersfield Accident

February 27, 2024

66-Year-Old Man Killed in Bakersfield Pedestrian Crash on Highway 99

In a tragic turn of events on Highway 99 near Olive Drive in Bakersfield, California, 66-year-old Jackie Ruffin lost his life after being struck by multiple vehicles. The Kern County Coroner’s Office confirmed his identity following the incident.

The details of the incident reveal that after being hit by three vehicles, the first driver callously chose to flee the scene, leaving Ruffin in a vulnerable position. However, the two subsequent drivers involved in the collision remained at the scene, cooperating with authorities in the aftermath of the accident.

At Avian Law Group, we understand that accidents involving pedestrians can have devastating consequences, both for the victims and their loved ones. Our hearts go out to the family and friends of Jackie Ruffin during this difficult time. As experienced personal injury attorneys, we are dedicated to assisting victims of such tragedies and strive to ensure that justice is served.

Incidents like these serve as a stark reminder of the importance of road safety and the need for drivers to exercise caution and responsibility while behind the wheel. Hit-and-run accidents not only violate the law but also deprive victims of the chance for timely medical assistance and support.

If you or a loved one has been involved in a pedestrian accident, it is crucial to seek legal guidance to understand your rights and options for seeking compensation. The team at Avian Law Group is here to provide the support and expertise you need to navigate the complexities of personal injury claims.

Our deepest condolences go out to the family of Jackie Ruffin, and we urge all drivers to prioritize safety and vigilance on the road to prevent such tragedies from occurring in the future. Let us work together to create safer communities for pedestrians and motorists alike.

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