Women Killed in Bakersfield as She Was Walking Her Dog

On Monday morning, September 27th, a 73-year-old woman fell victim to a pedestrian accident in Bakersfield. 

The fatal accident occurred around 7:30 a.m. on Comanche Drive, just north of Sunset Boulevard. 

Reports state that a 17-year-old driving a southbound Chrysler 300 struck the woman. The unidentified woman was walking her dog at the crosswalk and ended up between the north and southbound lanes after being hit. 

She suffered life-threatening injuries and was unfortunately pronounced dead at the scene once emergency personnel arrived. 

Her name has not been released pending notification of kin. 

The teenager stopped at the scene and was also fully cooperative with authorities. 

In addition, a tow truck arrived to remove the vehicle and animal control workers came to remove the dog. 

The crash remains under investigation. 

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. 

Tips for pedestrians: 

  • Always be aware of your surroundings
  • Avoid distractions (use of headphones, cell phone) 
  • Obey traffic laws & signals
  • Always use crosswalk


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