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CHP: Intoxicated pedestrian struck by truck driver overnight

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Posted at 11:07 AM, Jun 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-21 14:07:51-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Shortly after 2 a.m. Sunday morning, California Highway Patrol officers said they responded to calls of a man down in the roadway on Edison Highway just East of the Mount Vernon over-crossing.

CHP said the man was crossing the road heading north when a truck traveling westbound on Edison Highway hit him.

According to CHP, the pedestrian was under the influence of alcohol and he was eventually taken to a local hospital for moderate injuries.

CHP said the driver was fully cooperative and stayed on scene.