Juan Armando Cortez struck 90-year-old motorcyclist, wanted for hit and run, police say

BAKERSFIELD - Police are asking the community for assistance in finding the suspect of a hit and run, identified at Juan Armando Cortez.

Cortez is accused of striking a 90-year-old man on a motorcycle. Witnesses stated that the driver of van failed to stop at a stop sign on Miller Street near Truxtun Avenue before striking the victim Monday.

Cortez is a Hispanic man, 33 years old, 5-feet-9-inches to 5-feet-11-inches tall, with black hair and brown eyes, with a stocky build. He was previously identified by police as "Armando Cortez."

The suspect vehicle, a 1999 gray Dodge Caravan, was found and impounded by police.

Cortez is wanted for hit and run causing injury, unlicensed driver, no proof of insurance and expired registration.

The victim underwent surgery for major injuries.

 

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