On Saturday, December 12th, a hit-and-run incident was reported to have taken place in Bakersfield. Bakersfield Police Department was the first responder at the scene. The incident happened in the vicinity of Texas Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard at about 5:30 p.m.. A male pedestrian who was walking in the area was struck by an unknown vehicle. The vehicle in question was later found abandoned in Clyde Street, with its occupants nowhere to be found. The pedestrian suffered a fatal injury and was pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities are still investigating the incident.
What Can Hit-and-Run Victims Do After A Car Accident?
In 2016, more than 2,000 people died in more than 1,000 hit-and-run accidents in the United States. Hit-and-run accidents can be difficult to process since the at-fault driver has yet to be found – or even worse, will never be found. However, as a victim, you may not be out of legal options to take. To know more about what legal actions are available to you as a hit-and-run victim, call us today at (800) 310-1606 to get a free consultation on your case with one of our experienced car accident lawyers.
Source: Bakersfield Now