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Bicyclist Hit by Garbage Truck on Jefferson Street, in Bakersfield

July 5, 2017- A bicycle accident happened in east Bakersfield, on Wednesday.  The Kern County truck collision occurred on Jefferson Street, at approximately 6 AM.

Bakersfield Police reported that a bicyclist was riding on Jefferson St., near Bernard, when he was hit by a garbage truck.  The truck then accidentally backed over him, hitting him a second time.


The victim suffered major injuries and was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

No other information is known.

The Law Firm of Nelson and Rozier handled a similar case arising from August 23, 2013, when a Fresno police car ran over a man on a bicycle named Angel Toscano.

In that case, we were able to download the event data recorder from the police cruiser to determine pre-accident speed and acceleration of the car.

Please call us this afternoon to preserve evidence of this accident. Reach Attorney Rozier at 559-713-0159, or contact us online.