Woman Hit & Killed by Vehicle in Bakersfield
An unidentified woman died after being struck by an impaired driver in Bakersfield Tuesday night.
The incident took place just before 11 p.m. on June 21st within the 1300 block of Berkshire Road.
The involved driver was under the influence of either drugs or alcohol and fled the scene following impact.
It was reported that the suspect, 21-year-old Alexis Leon, later returned to the scene and was arrested for two felonies and two infractions.
Those with additional information on the accident are urged to contact the Bakersfield Police Department at 661-327-7111.
According to statistics, there was a 26% increase in pedestrian deaths in California from 2014-2018.
In addition, California’s pedestrian fatality rate is about 25% higher than the national average.
Tips for pedestrians:
- Always be aware of your surroundings
- Avoid distractions (use of headphones, cell phone)
- Obey traffic laws & signals
- Always use crosswalk
If you or a loved one need legal help following an accident, contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111.