Bakersfield, CA (August 05, 2020) – 40-year-old Bethany Ann Polhamus has recently been identified as the victim who was killed on Union Avenue during a pedestrian-involved car accident in the city of Bakersfield one week ago 

According to a story published by a local news source, the fatal collision took place in the vicinity of the Jalisco Market in the early morning hours of Thursday, July 30th. 

By all accounts, at around 12:50 a.m., the driver of a car of undisclosed make and model made physical contact with Polhamus in the 700 block of Union Avenue near the East 8th Street intersection. 

Following the accident, the driver did pull over, notify both local law enforcement officers and emergency medical personnel, and remain at the scene.

First responders who reported to the crash site pronounced the victim dead at the scene. Local law enforcement officers are currently conducting a thorough investigation into cause and liability for this accident.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim, Mrs. Bethany Ann Polhamus, at this time.

Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Bakersfield

Bakersfield, CA - Pedestrian Fatality on Union Ave ID'd as Bethany Polhamus 

Drivers whose concentration is on something other than their surroundings often fail to notice pedestrians entirely, causing preventable deaths all across the United States. 

Drivers who are otherwise engaged, under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or who disregard the speed limit also frequently fail to see road signs and traffic warnings as well as stoplights. They are also much less likely to be aware of other roadway features such as crosswalks, one-way streets, and driveways. 

The loss of a loved one is always a distressing, heartbreaking experience but when someone you love was taken from you in an avoidable accident that was the result of the negligent or reckless actions of another driver, the devastation and emotional trauma cut much deeper. While their life may be over in an instant, your pain and suffering will not be. 

The California wrongful death attorneys at Richard Harris Law empathize with what you and your family are going through. Our firm’s case history includes a prolific number of wrongful death cases with successful outcomes favoring our clients. 

Decades of collective experience have given us direct insight into the reasoning and acuity used by our legal system, meaning that our first-rate wrongful death attorneys can readily identify the steps you need to take in order to build an effective California personal injury case

We take an enormous amount of pride in our professional reliability and reputation, along with the immense amount of knowledge and skill we have developed that has empowered us to improve and evolve as personal injury attorneys. 

If another person’s negligent or careless behavior was the cause of your loved one’s death, then we wholeheartedly suggest that you reach out to us and make an appointment with one of our dedicated wrongful death attorneys by giving our law offices a call at 702-444-4444. 

Your first consultation with us will include a free assessment of your California wrongful death claim. Once we are familiar with your case, we will be able to recommend the best legal path towards the positive outcome of your case.

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