Male Pedestrian Fatally Stuck in Hit-and-Run near Kerrnita Road

BAKERSFIELD, CA (November 29, 2022) – Tuesday morning, a hit-and-run crash on Weedpatch Highway left one man dead. 

Officers responded to the scene around 3:30 a.m., just south of Kerrnita Road on November 22nd. 

According to the California Highway Patrol, an unknown vehicle hit a man walking in the southbound traffic lane of Weedpatch Highway. Upon impact, the driver fled the scene without rendering aid to the severely injured victim.

Due to the extent of injuries sustained, the male pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene. Although, his identity remains undisclosed at this time. 

Crews closed down both directions of the roadway for a brief time during cleanup and preliminary duties. Those with further information about the possible hit-and-run driver are encouraged to contact local authorities as soon as possible. 

Once available, more details will be provided about the fatal hit-and-run on Weedpatch Highway.

The team at Sweet James sends out their warm and sincerest sympathies to the friends and family of the deceased man. May the memories of your loved one give you strength in the days ahead.

Losing someone in a hit-and-run pedestrian crash is always a traumatic experience for the surviving family. At Sweet James, they understand that the death of a loved one can leave a lasting impact on your emotional and financial well-being, and they are here to help. Their wrongful death attorneys understand that legal issues impose challenges on those involved. Let them help you through the legal process so that you can focus on the welfare of your family. Call their office today at (800) 975-3435 to arrange a free and confidential case evaluation. For more accident news, click here.

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