Teen, 18, Dies in Pedestrian Accident
BAKERSFIELD, CA (April 3, 2019)
A deadly pedestrian versus auto collision claimed a teenager’s life last night at the 3200 block of Haley Street.
Bakersfield police officials were made known of the incident which occurred around 9:00 p.m.
Details remain unclear as to what happened which left the victim identified as Jason Kelly, 18, with fatal injuries.
Authorities confirmed the motorist stayed at the scene and was responsive and not determined to have been under the influence.
Anyone who may have information is urged to contact the Bakersfield Police Department (661) 327-7111.
Collision Investigation & Liability
In most instances, pedestrians possess the right-of-way when crossing an intersection or a street regardless if they are in a marked crosswalk. It is always a driver’s duty to yield to any pedestrian or bicyclist, however, pedestrians must take extra caution and never assume that a motorist will stop. Authorities will continue to look further into this incident as it is likely that at least some liability will be assigned to the driver.
While liability remains unclear at this time, the family of Jason Kelly may be entitled to a wrongful death claim if they wish to file a lawsuit. Family members of wrongful death victims are entitled to compensation for funeral expenses, pain and suffering, and loss of companionship.
Bakersfield Wrongful Death Attorney
If you have lost a loved one as a result of an auto accident caused by another motorist and are looking for guidance, contact Bond & Taylor Law Firm for legal help today at 833-266-3534.