Toddler Pronounced Dead after Pedestrian Accident along Adams Street
BAKERSFIELD, CA (December 7, 2022) – Thanksgiving morning, Adela Catalina Hurtado was fatally struck by a vehicle on Adams Street.
Officers responded to a residence around 10:00 a.m., at the 500 block of Adams Street.
Upon arrival, officers learned that 18-year-old Israel Saldana slowly backed up a Ford Mustang and accidentally struck the toddler. Officers say Saldana failed to see the child before he started backing up.
Despite life-saving efforts, the child was later pronounced dead at Bakersfield Memorial Hospital. The Kern County coroner’s office identified the toddler as 20-month-old Adela Catalina Hurtado.
At this time, Bakersfield Officials continue to investigate the fatal accident.
No words can mend the broken hearts, and sorrow felt during this delicate moment. Deepest condolences and sympathies are with the family and friends of Adela Catalina Hurtado.
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