Union Avenue closed at 8th Street; Pedestrian hit by a car

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - A pedestrian was hit by a car at Union Avenue and 8th Street.

Bakersfield Police said a pedestrian was walking westbound across Union Avenue outside of the crosswalk when he was hit buy a small SUV.

The SUV fled southbound on Union Avenue.

Southbound lanes of Union are closed at 8th Street.

Traffic is being diverted into the neighborhood.

Police say the victim is being transported to local hospital with moderate but non-life-threatening injuries.

Police are looking for a small SUV type vehicle seen in the area.

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