One person in critical condition after being struck by suspected street racer

Man struck and killed by car in Southwest Bakersfield
Posted at 10:34 PM, Jun 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-04 01:34:41-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — A person is in critical condition after being struck by a suspected street racer who fled the scene in East Bakersfield Wednesday night.

The Bakersfield Police Department said officers responded to a crash around t 8:49 p.m. in the area of East Brundage Lane near South King Street. When they arrived they found a pedestrian with major injuries. The victim was taken to a local hospital where they are in critical condition.

The initial investigation revealed that two vehicles appeared to be racing westbound on East Brundage Lane at a high rate of speed. While racing, one of the vehicles struck a pedestrian crossing the roadway outside of a crosswalk. After the collision occurred, both vehicles fled the scene.

The vehicle that struck the pedestrian is described as a late model BMW, light in color, with a license plate ending in “657”

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call BPD at (661) 327-7111.