Cyclist Injured in Hit-and-Run Collision near Highway 99

BAKERSFIELD, CA (November 30, 2022) – Late Thursday morning, one bicyclist was hospitalized after a hit-and-run on Panama Lane.

The incident happened around 10:30 a.m., on the Panama Lane on-ramp to the southbound Highway 99. First responders arrived to the scene shortly after.

For reasons under investigation, the driver of a vehicle struck a bicyclist in the area. Upon impact, the driver fled the scene without rendering aid to the severely injured victim.

At this time, further circumstances leading up to the incident remain unclear. However, reports indicate that medics transported the cyclist to a nearby hospital for further treatment.

Those with further information regarding the Panama Lane hit-and-run are encouraged to contact Bakersfield Officials as soon as possible. Once available, further details will be provided. Emergency crews closed off the surrounding area near Highway 99 for a brief time during cleanup and preliminary duties before it was later reopened.

If you’re behind the wheel, pay full attention to the road and your surroundings. Do not engage in any non-driving activity which creates a potential distraction. If you’re a bicyclist, make sure to wear reflective gear and follow all safety precautions. By practicing safe habits, you can help keep yourself and others around you safe.

If you or a family member has suffered injuries in a hit-and-run bicycle crash, then reach out to Sweet James as soon as possible. Let their team help you protect your legal rights and pursue compensation. Their seasoned personal injury attorneys will fight by your side and get what you rightfully deserve. Call their office today at (800) 975-3435 to speak with an expert legal professional free of charge. They are here to help you and your family during this difficult time. For more accident news, click here.

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