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Bakersfield, CA (September 9, 2019) – A man on a bicycle was struck and killed by a motor vehicle on Saturday night, September 7th. The fatal collision happened in the 1000 block of Kentucky Street at an unspecified time.
According to police, an adult male bicyclist was hit by a car, subsequently knocking him to the ground. While lying in the roadway, the victim was then struck by a second vehicle. The first driver fled the area but the second motorist remained at the scene and cooperated with authorities.
Emergency medical crews arrived at the accident site where they tragically pronounced the victim deceased. The investigation into this incident is ongoing.
We would like to offer our condolences to the family of the victim at this time.
Because of the tremendous vulnerability of cyclists, bicycle accidents in California have a tendency to lead to serious and even fatal injuries. In fact, California had more bicycle fatalities than any other state in 2012.
Accidents can occur at any time, leaving victims and their loved ones with not only pain and suffering but extremely high expenses as well. While it may be difficult, it is important to understand that you may likely have significant rights at this time.
At The May Firm, our accident attorneys are committed to holding negligent and blatantly criminal drivers accountable for the devastation they cause. If you have been injured in a bicycle accident because of a reckless, criminal, or otherwise negligent driver, please don’t hesitate to call (844) 629-3476 or leave us a message to schedule a free consultation today.
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Disclaimer: Our firm is providing this post for general information and to help the public avoid similar situations, but also prepare them should they find themselves a victim. We strive to honor those who have been victims of accidents in the state of California. Victims should seek assistance from legal or medical professionals and not view this post as any type of legal or medical advice. The photos depicted in these posts are not representative of the actual accident scene.
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