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Bakersfield Police Department investigating vehicle versus pedestrian crash that left a 16 year old boy injured

Vehicle versus pedestrian crash on Columbus St. leaves teen injured
Posted at 9:27 PM, Dec 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-28 00:49:54-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The Bakersfield Police Department is investigating a vehicle versus pedestrian crash that left a 16 year old boy injured.

According to police, around 7:30 p.m. Friday officers were called to the area of Columbus Street near Rice Street for reports of a vehicle versus pedestrian crash.

When officers arrived on scene they found a 16 year old boy had been struck by a car and had moderate to major injuries. He was transported to a local hospital where officials said he is listed in critical condition.

Through their initial investigation, police believe the teen was crossing the street, outside of a crosswalk, when he was struck.

Westbound lanes were temporarily blocked while officers investigated.

Officials said speed, alcohol, and drugs did not appear to be a factor.

The investigation is ongoing, anyone with information is asked to call BPD at 327-7111.