Pedestrian Killed After Being Struck on Highway 178

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BAKERSFIELD, CA (July 7, 2024)A 61-year-old man was killed Thursday night after being struck by a vehicle on westbound Highway 178, according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP).

 

The incident occurred around 9:04 p.m. when the man attempted to run across the lanes of westbound Highway 178. A Nissan, traveling at approximately 70 mph, struck the man in the number one lane. The driver of the Nissan was unable to avoid the collision.

 

The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene. The Kern County Coroner’s Office will release the victim’s identity at a later date. CHP is investigating whether alcohol or drugs were factors in the Highway 178 pedestrian accident. Anyone with information is urged to contact the CHP Bakersfield Office.

If you or a loved one has been involved in a similar accident, it is important to seek legal guidance. Contact the California pedestrian accident injury lawyers at RTM Law Firm for a free case assessment. They will help you understand your rights, build a strong case, and negotiate with insurance companies to secure the compensation you deserve. Call (661) 402-3200 today.

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