Deadly Pedestrian Crash at Roberts Lane and Airport Drive

An unidentified man was hit and killed by a vehicle in Bakersfield on Wednesday night.

Reports included that the incident took place at 9:38 p.m. at Roberts Lane and Airport Drive.

A Chevrolet Silverado struck the man in the area for unknown reasons. He unfortunately died as a result. 

It was also reported that the driver fled the scene then returned later to cooperate with authorities. 

An active investigation remains underway.

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.

If you or a loved one need legal help following an accident, contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111.

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