54-Year-Old Man Killed in Pedestrian Crash
A vehicle fatally struck Anthony Barnes, 54, at the intersection of Union Avenue and 8th Street on August 14th.
The Bakersfield man was struck in Bakersfield at about 4:42 a.m.
It is unclear at this time what caused the accident.
Unfortunately, Barnes died at the scene.
It is also unclear if the driver stayed at the scene following the incident.
Further details will be provided once an investigation is concluded.
JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Anthony Barnes.
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 your injuries are caused by the negligence of a third party you may be entitled to compensation. In the event of a death, families may be entitled to wrongful death benefits.
Contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111 if you need legal assistance following an accident.