Male Pedestrian Killed at Auburn Street and Catalina Drive
A vehicle struck an unidentified man in Bakersfield on Saturday evening.
The fatal accident occurred on November 13th at 6:15 p.m. at the intersection of Auburn Street and Catalina Drive.
It is unclear at this time what caused the collision, however the man was pronounced dead at the scene.
The involved driver stopped at the scene and was fully cooperative with authorities.
Investigators are actively working to determine what may have factored into the collision.
An identity will be released once notification of kin.
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 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.
It is also important to remember that in the state of California a person involved in a car accident who has sustained injuries has to file a claim within two years of the accident.