Bakersfield Hit-and-Run Driver Injured 11-Year-Old Girl

BAKERSFIELD, CA (June 8, 2022) – Authorities arrested 79-year-old Dhanjibhai Patel after injuring an 11-year-old girl in a hit-and-run crash on Bakersfield Saturday.

According to the police, officers responded to the incident around 8:47 p.m. in the 11000 block of Brimhall.

Upon arrival, they located the girl lying in the roadway suffering from major injuries.

Eventually, they transported her to a nearby hospital for further treatment. Investigators said the 11-year-old girl was walking with her mother and her 4-year-old sibling when she was struck by an SUV.

In the end Bakersfield Officials managed to locate the hit-and-run suspect, identified as 79-year-old Dhanjibhai Patel, near Brimhall Road and Old Farm Road.

Furthermore, authorities charged Patel with felony hit-and-run causing injury or death.

Those with further information regarding the accident are encouraged to contact Bakersfield Officials as soon as possible.

At this time, the family of the 11-year-old girl victim started a GoFundMe page to help with medical expenses.

Thousands of people are injured each year due to reckless driving. 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. You can help prevent an accident by abiding by all traffic laws and observing safety precautions.

If you or a family member has suffered injuries in a hit-and-run crash, then reach out to Sweet James as soon as possible. Let them 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 them today at (800) 975-3435 to speak with an expert legal professional free of charge. Click here to request a police report.

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