One Dead after Pedestrian Crash on Highway 178 [Bakersfield, CA]

One Killed in Pedestrian Crash on Highway 178 [BAKERSFIELD, CA]

One Dead after Pedestrian Crash on Highway 178 [Bakersfield, CA]

Bakersfield Pedestrian Accident near Golden State Avenue

BAKERSFIELD, CA (July 23, 2021) – Monday night, an unidentified person was killed in a deadly pedestrian crash on Highway 178.

Officers responded to dispatch calls about the incident around 9:00 p.m.

Per reports, a pedestrian was walking in and out of lanes on westbound Highway 178 before eventually walking into the path of a Toyota.

The pedestrian suffered from severe injuries and died at the scene, according to medical responders. Meanwhile, paramedics transported the Toyota driver to Kern Medical for minor injuries.

At this time, the identity of the deceased person remains unclear.

The CHP is still working to identify the circumstances surrounding the deadly pedestrian crash.


Our warm and sincerest sympathies go out to the friends and family of the victim. May the memories of your loved one give you strength in the days ahead.


It is important to have strong legal representation on your side when losing a loved one in a pedestrian crash. Reach out to the wrongful death lawyers at Sweet James today. With 20 years of experience in the field, we know what it takes to help you win your case. Our team understands that nothing can alleviate the emotional pain of a death of a loved one, but we can help you seek justice and compensation. Call us at (800) 975-3435 for a free and confidential case evaluation. You can reach us 24 hours a day and 7 days a week through email, text, and online chat. Click here to request a police report.


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