Woman Fatally Struck in Oildale
A female pedestrian was fatally struck on Monday night in Kern County.
The incident occurred in Oildale on June 27th just before 9 p.m.
Christina Eileen Walker, 50, was walking outside of a marked crosswalk at Chester and Lincoln Avenues at the time of the crash.
An SUV hit her after slowing down to avoid her. The driver told authorities that she walked directly into iits path.
Walker sustained major injuries and ended up dying at the scene unfortunately.
An active investigation is underway.
JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Christina Eileen Walker.
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
Contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111 if you need legal assistance following an accident.