Pedestrian Hit by Driver Joseph Douglas in Bakersfield Hit-and-Run
BAKERSFIELD, CA (December 5, 2022) — A pedestrian was hurt while officials identified Joseph Douglas as the suspect in a hit-and-run on Buck Owens Boulevard early Wednesday, November 23.
The Bakersfield Police Department received a call about the incident at around 2:45 a.m. in the 3000 block of Buck Owens Boulevard.
Authorities said the pedestrian attempted to walk across the road outside of a crosswalk when a vehicle hit the victim.
The impact caused injuries to the pedestrian, who needed to be transported to a hospital in critical condition.
Meanwhile, the driver involved fled the scene.
Officials conducted a preliminary investigation, where they found the vehicle of 36-year-old Douglas. At this time, police are seeking to interrogate Douglas about the incident.
The cause of the crash and the factors surrounding it remain under investigation. BPD encourage anyone with information to contact them at 327-7111 and relay knowledge to Officer Aaron Brown.
Drivers and pedestrians carry equal responsibility for road safety. For drivers, it is important to avoid distractions. Keep an eye out for possible hazards, pedestrians, and bicyclists. Look carefully before turning a corner, especially when near a marked crosswalk. For pedestrians, cross only at designated pedestrian crossings. You should also avoid wearing dark clothing especially if you walk a lot. And as with driving, do not walk while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
At The Alpha Accident Lawyers, we fight to make sure our clients get the compensation they deserve. If you or a loved one have suffered injuries in a pedestrian accident, contact us immediately at (800) 544-2696 to schedule your free consultation. Our team will help you throughout every step of the legal process. We fight to get back what is rightfully yours. Get in touch with us today to also request a copy of the police report from your accident.