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Pedestrian Identified in SUV Collision at Virginia Avenue, in Bakersfield

On Monday, June 29, 2015, a pedestrian was killed in a vehicle accident in Kern County.  The SUV collision occurred in east Bakersfield, at approximately 9:21 PM.  The man has been identified as Jose Jesus Rodriguez Garcia.

Garcia, 69, was walking south on Larry Street, when he crossed the intersection at Virginia Avenue.  At the same time a Sport Utility Vehicle was eastbound on Virginia Avenue.  The driver of the vehicle attempted to swerve out of the way, but did not do so in time.
bakersfield kern county pedestrian suv crash jose jesus rodriguez garcia
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The SUV hit the pedestrian as he crossed outside of a crosswalk.
Garcia suffered major injuries and died in the ambulance on his way to Kern Medical Center, in Bakersfield.
The driver was not hurt.
This accident requires much more investigation.  Please let us help.  Call Attorney John Rozier at 559-713-0159, or contact on the web at