Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Bakersfield Pedestrian Dies After Being Struck by Semi-Truck

Pedestrian accidents are a tragic form of traffic accidents, and have become frighteningly common. A pedestrian succumbed to fatal injuries on Friday, April 26, 2013, after being hit by a semi-truck while she was crossing the street in a crosswalk. To add to the tragedy, 60-year-old Neva Yribarren was a victim of one of three catastrophic pedestrian accidents that occurred in the Bakersfield area in the last three days.
Several reports state that the Tehachapi native was legally crossing the street, in the crosswalk at the intersection of Merle Haggard Drive and McCray Street in Oildale, California a little before 1:00 p.m. when she was struck by the truck.

Emergency crews arrived on the scene to find Ms. Yribarren in the street, and immediately began CPR and emergency medical treatment. She was transported to Kern Medical Center, where she later died as a result of the fatal injuries she sustained at 1:30 p.m.

At Matiasic Roth & Johnson LLP our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Neva Yribarren and the Bakersfield community in their time of grief.

Determining who to hold liable for you or a loved one’s injuries resulting from an accident between a semi-truck and a pedestrian can require expert investigation and a thorough knowledge of California commercial trucking laws.  In pedestrian-truck accidents, there may be multiple potential sources of liability.  For example, the truck driver, the trucking company, the owner of the tractor, the owner of the trailer and the facility that maintained the truck may all bear some responsibility for the accident. Our proven and skilled attorneys have extensive experience in finding the cause and advocating for the compensation of innocent victims of pedestrian-trucking accidents.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a pedestrian or trucking accident, call Matiasic Roth & Johnson LLP today for your free consultation and case evaluation.

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