3 Men Hospitalized after Pedestrian Crash on 21st Street [Bakersfield, CA]

3 Men Hospitalized after Pedestrian Crash on 21st Street [Bakersfield, CA]

3 Men Hospitalized after Pedestrian Crash on 21st Street [Bakersfield, CA]
3 Men Hospitalized after Pedestrian Crash on 21st Street [Bakersfield, CA]

Bakersfield Christmas Parade Collision Left Three People Injured

BAKERSFIELD, CA (December 11, 2023) – Thursday afternoon, three people were sent to a hospital following a pedestrian crash on 21st Street in downtown Bakersfield.

The collision happened around 5:30 p.m. in the 21st and H Streets area during the Bakersfield Christmas Parade. 

According to the report, a truck driver allegedly backed up northbound at a high rate of speed and hit three people joining the parade. 

Subsequently, the driver continued traveling backward at 21st Street before stopping near a fire station. 

Responding emergency personnel transported the three paradegoers to a hospital where they remained in stable condition. At this time, the victims were only identified as a 21-year-old, 41-year-old, and 77-year-old men. 

Meanwhile, police arrested the 72-year-old truck driver. Police suspect that intoxication contributed to the collision. 

Those with additional information regarding the 21st Street pedestrian crash are encouraged to contact the Bakersfield Police Department at 661-327-7111.

When driving, always focus on the road and be aware of your surroundings. This is especially true when driving through a busy intersection, a neighborhood, or a parking lot. Drive safely and legally to help avoid causing or increasing the risk of accidents which may have devastating consequences for you and others.


It is important to have strong legal representation when injured in a pedestrian crash. Reach out to the pedestrian accident attorneys 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 what you are going through, and we are here to help you seek justice and compensation. Call us at 1-800-900-0000 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.


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