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BPD officer injured in hit-and-run crash, suspect on the loose

Posted at 5:36 AM, Jun 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-12 08:37:44-04

The search is on for a suspect who allegedly crashed into a Bakersfield Police cruiser, injuring an officer.

According to the Bakersfield Police Department, at around 10:40 Tuesday night, an officer was driving through the intersection at East Brundage and Cottonwood Road when an SUV ran a red light and collided with the officer.

BPD says the driver left the scene, heading northbound on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

The officer sustained minor to moderate injuries and was taken to a hospital for treatment.

The suspect vehicle is described as black, Chevy SUV with the California license plate number 7VVM737.