Man Struck by Multiple Vehicles in Bakersfield
Investigators are working to piece together all of the details of a fatal pedestrian crash that took place in Bakersfield last Friday.
It was a few minutes after 11 p.m. when the incident took place on Olive Drive and Agoura Hills Way.
62-year-old Vincent Ortiz Hernandez was run over by multiple vehicles in the roadway.
He was reportedly lying in the middle of the road prior for unknown reasons.
Anybody with information is urged to contact the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111.
JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Vincent Ortiz Hernandez.
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.