Pedestrian Injured In Bakersfield Hit-And-Run Car Accident On Highway 155
BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA (October 30, 2019) – A pedestrian was seriously injured in a hit-and-run pedestrian accident on Highway 155.
California Highway Patrol are saying that the accident took place around 8:43 p.m. For reasons that remain under investigation the pedestrian was hit by a car and knocked down.
Paramedics found the female victim lying in the roadway. She had to be taken to a local hospital.
Police are still searching for the driver that took off after the accident.
Liability In Pedestrian Accidents
Every driver has a responsibility to operate their vehicles in a reasonably safe manner and take steps to avoid causing accidents. This includes keeping an eye out for pedestrians even when they are outside of marked crosswalks. According to California Vehicle Code 21950, “The driver of a vehicle approaching a pedestrian within any marked or unmarked crosswalk shall exercise all due care and shall reduce the speed of the vehicle or take any other action relating to the operation of the vehicle as necessary to safeguard the safety of the pedestrian.” Victims of pedestrian accidents are protected by a number of laws and may be eligible to receive damages.
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