27-Year-Old Man Killed in Old River Pedestrian Accident 

A Bakersfield resident, identified as Jesse Sanchez, 27, was fatally struck by a vehicle last Saturday. 

The incident occurred on June 25th around 3:30 a.m. on Highway 119. 

Sanchez was struck in Old River by a westbound vehicle within the westbound lanes. 

A driver in a Honda Accord hit the victim and fled the scene immediately after. Their vehicle, however, was abandoned nearby on Par Street. 

Police shut down the highway for two hours as they conducted their investigation. 

Those with information are urged to contact the Bakersfield CHP office at 661-396-6600.

JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Jesse Sanchez. 

According to statistics, 20% of pedestrian fatalities include fleeing drivers. In addition, 68% of those killed in hit-and-run crashes are pedestrians and bicyclists. 

In addition, California’s pedestrian fatality rate is about 25% higher than the national average.

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.

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