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Hit and Run Fatal Accident in Bakersfield on Monterey Street

March 10, 2014- A hit and run car accident happened Monday night, which ended in a fatality for one pedestrian.  The crash occurred at about 11:49 PM, in Bakersfield, California.

Officers have arrested 20 year old Mario Martinez for the hit and run collision that happened on the 1100 block of Monterey Street, just west of Robinson Street.


The pedestrian, Moon Rainbow Cortez, was crossing Monterey St. when Martinez struck him and did not stop.  Cortez died at the scene of the accident.

The Bakersfield Police were led to Martinez on a tip about a car with recent damage that was parked at a nearby apartment complex.  He has been booked on accusations of felony hit and run, vehicular manslaughter, and being an unlicensed driver.

Please give me a call if you need legalrepresentation or a consultation. Attorney John Rozier or call us at 559-713-0159. My firm is located in Visalia, on Caldwell Ave, just north of Bakersfield.