Female Pedestrian Hit & Killed on H Street
Investigators are working to piece together all of the details of a deadly pedestrian accident in Bakersfield.
The incident occurred on Saturday night on April 16th on H Street just before 8 p.m.
70-year-old Vicenta Martinez De Garcia was struck by a vehicle near Isil Avenue and suffered major injuries.
The woman was rushed to the hospital where she sadly died as a result.
The involved driver stayed at the scene and was fully cooperative with authorities.
An active investigation is underway.
JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Vicenta Martinez De Garcia.
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.
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.
Contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111 if you need legal assistance following an accident.