Fatal Accident in Bakersfield, Kern County A tragic accident occurred in Bakersfield last Saturday, resulting in the death of a 66-year-old man. The California Highway Patrol reported on Monday that the man, whose identity has not been disclosed, passed away just before noon on Saturday due to injuries sustained in a traffic accident on the night of November 2nd. The incident took place when the man, who was in a wheelchair, was crossing Kern Canyon Road heading north, just west of Shalane Avenue. Unfortunately, he was crossing outside of a marked crosswalk when he was struck by a 2015 Nissan driven by 19-year-old Bakersfield resident Gustavo Gabriel López. The impact was so severe that the pedestrian was thrown out of his wheelchair. He suffered serious injuries and was immediately transported to Kern Medical for treatment. On the other hand, López, the driver of the vehicle, was unharmed. The California Highway Patrol has reported that neither alcohol nor drugs appeared to be contributing factors in the accident. However, the investigation into the incident is still ongoing. This tragic event has shaken the local community, highlighting the importance of road safety and attention to vulnerable pedestrians, especially those in wheelchairs. This accident underscores the need for greater awareness of pedestrian safety and respect for traffic signals. It also highlights the challenges faced by people with reduced mobility, who often find themselves in risky situations on public roads. Sadness and dismay envelop the Bakersfield community as they await answers and the conclusion of the investigation. This incident is not only a call to reflect on road safety, but also a reminder of the fragility of life. Location: Kern Canyon Road & Shalane Avenue, Kern, California, USA Contact us here on the Ligalegal website or through our direct line 626-790-7543. For Legal Help in English visit Law888.com Originally posted at Abogados de Choques