The California Highway Patrol on Wednesday, August 5th, revealed the name of the driver who injured a pedestrian in Bakersfield, California. Juan Jose Garcia, 22, was driving on the eastbound lane of Chamberlain Avenue at East California Avenue when the accident happened on Tuesday, August 4th.
The accident report disclosed that the man traveled at approximately 35 miles per hour on the roadway south of Mercado Latino. The CHP said that the pedestrian ran directly in front of Garcia’s car, causing the collision.
The investigators said that the motorist was unable to stop in time to avoid hitting the pedestrian. The victim sustained injuries, and the medics transported the person to Kern Medical Center for treatment. Garcia remained at the scene and did not appear to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol. There is no additional information.
An auto-pedestrian accident is one of the leading causes of crash-related deaths in California and the United States. When the body connects with a car and lands on the floor, it sustains severe or fatal wounds. Common injuries associated with this type of accident are traumatic brain injuries (TBI).
The latter covers swelling of the skull, intracranial bleeding, or concussions. Other injuries are fractures, lacerations, broken bones, internal bleeding, organ damage, or road rash. Auto-pedestrian accidents are preventable if drivers and pedestrians promote safe behaviors on the road for their safety. Additionally, the two should follow safety tips released by law enforcement and traffic agencies and obey their rules and regulations.
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