22-Year-Old Man Killed in Pedestrian Hit-and-Run Collision near U Street

BAKERSFIELD, CA (May 22, 2023) – Early Sunday morning, Aaron Floyd Franklin was fatally struck in a pedestrian accident on Brundage Lane.

Authorities responded to the scene around 2:20 a.m., in the 400 block of Brundage Lane near U Street on May 7th.

Per reports, Franklin was crossing the road in a north direction outside of a marked crosswalk. There, the driver of an eastbound vehicle struck him.

Upon impact, the driver fled the scene without rendering aid to the severely injured victim. Despite life-saving efforts, medics later pronounced 22-year-old Franklin, of Bakersfield dead at the scene.

Following preliminary duties, it is still unknown if drugs or alcohol were contributing factors, but an active investigation is currently ongoing. Bakersfield authorities urge anyone with information about the suspect driver to contact CHP hotline as soon as possible.

The team at Sweet James offers their warm and sincerest sympathies to the friends and family of Aaron Floyd Franklin. May the memories of your loved one give you strength in the days ahead.

It is important to have strong legal representation on your side when losing a loved one in a pedestrian crash. Reach out to the wrongful death attorneys at Sweet James today. With 20 years of experience in the field, they know what it takes to help you win your case. Their team understands that nothing can alleviate the emotional pain of a death of a loved one, but they can help you seek justice and compensation. Call their office at 1-800-900-0000 for a free and confidential case evaluation. For more accident news, click here.

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