BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - The California Highway Patrol responded to a crash involving a vehicle and a pedestrian on southbound Highway 99 Tuesday night.
Sergeant Christopher Albanese said around 8:20 p.m. officers were dispatched for a vehicle versus pedestrian crash on southbound highway 99 just north of White Lane.
Albanese said their investigation showed a man came off of Wible Road, jumped over a fence into a bank and into the number four lane of traffic.
The man was hit by a black GMC Colorado pickup who was unable to avoid the crash.
The man was taken to the hospital with major injuries.
Albanese said drugs or alcohol were not a factor for the driver, however it's unknown if drugs or alcohol were a factor in the pedestrian's actions.
The driver is cooperating with CHP. Traffic was slow in the area.
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