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BPD investigating accident in downtown Bakersfield, H Street shut down

Posted at 5:41 PM, Oct 31, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-31 22:39:30-04

UPDATE (Oct. 31 7:38 p.m.): The pedestrian who was hit by a car at 21 and H Streets Tuesday evening was taken to Kern Medical with moderate injuries, according to Bakersfield Police.

Drugs and/or alcohol did not appear to be a factor with the driver, according to BPD.

It is unknown if drugs or alcohol affected the pedestrian.


UPDATE (Oct. 31 6:02 p.m.): Bakersfield Police are investigating a vehicle versus pedestrian crash in downtown Bakersfield. 

The crash happened near H and 21 Streets at 5:19 p.m. Tuesday evening, BPD said. 

The pedestrian suffered moderate to major injuries and was taken Kern Medical, according to BPD.

H Street between 20th and 21st Streets have been shut down as BPD investigates the crash. BPD said if the accident turns fatal, the area will be shut down for a much longer period of time. 

The driver of the vehicle stayed on scene and was cooperative, according to BPD. 

It is unknown if drugs, alcohol or speed played a role in the crash, BPD said. 

No other information was immediately available. 


Law enforcement officials are on scene of a traffic incident in downtown Bakersfield.

Bakersfield Police reported an injury accident near 21st and H Streets Tuesday evening.

BPD listed the accident as a vehicle versus pedestrian. H Street has been shut down between 20th and 21st Streets. 

It's unclear what exactly happened, how serious the injuries are and how many people were involved. 

No other information was immediately available.

23ABC will bring updates as we learn them.