Motorcycle Accident near West Columbus Street Left Rider, Pedestrian Injured

BAKERSFIELD, CA (August 2, 2023) – Tuesday night, a pedestrian crash on Chester Avenue left a rider and another person hospitalized.

Police responded to the incident on July 18th, at around 10:57 p.m., on the Chester Avenue overpass, north of West Columbus Street.

Upon arrival, the officers located the pedestrian suffering from moderate injuries and the motorcyclist with minor injuries.

Eventually, both patients were transported to a hospital for treatment. Officials also blocked the southbound lanes of Chester Avenue at Beardsley Avenue as crews cleared out the scene.

Based on the initial investigation, the motorcyclist hit the person while traveling southbound on Chester Avenue. Police pointed out that the pedestrian was crossing the overpass in an unmarked crosswalk. The Bakersfield Police Department is asking anyone with additional information about the crash to contact them at (661) 327-7111.

Whether you are a rider or a pedestrian, you can help make our roads safer by abiding by all traffic laws and following the conditions of the road. If you’re driving, avoid distractions and look out for pedestrians at all times. If you’re a pedestrian, cross at designated crosswalks or intersections. Remember that disregarding traffic laws and engaging in unsafe driving behaviors frequently lead to auto accidents that can completely change a person’s life.

It is important to have strong legal representation on your side when injured in a pedestrian crash. Reach out to the pedestrian accident 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 what you are going through, and they are here to help you seek justice and compensation. Call their office at 1-800-900-0000 for a free and confidential case evaluation. You can reach them 24 hours a day and 7 days a week through email, text, and online chat.

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