52-Year-Old Man Fatally Struck by Hit-and-Run Driver in Bakersfield

Police are actively searching for the hit-and-run driver that killed Santiago Espinoza Aldana on Sunday night. 

It was around 10:45 p.m. when the 52-year-old man was hit at P and 6th Street in Bakersfield. 

The driver fled the scene in a black sedan and it was reported that the vehicle acquired major front end damage. 

Sadly, Aldana died at the scene due to the extent of his injuries. 

Witnesses are urged to contact authorities at (661) 327-7111 or call anonymously at (661) 322-4040. 

JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Santiago Espinoza Aldana. 

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. 

There was also 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.

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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