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Man dies from injuries after being hit by car in Central Bakersfield

Posted at 11:06 PM, Jan 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-09 18:22:17-05

UPDATE (February 9, 2018 3:20 p.m.): The man who was hit by a vehicle on Jan. 25th died from his injuries, according to Bakersfield Police. 

It was determined that the man was crossing the street outside of the crosswalk when he was hit by the vehicle. 

His identity will be released at a later time by the Kern County Coroner's Office. 


A 29-year-old man in a wheelchair was in the roadway, and not in a crosswalk near 10th St. and Chester Ave. when he was hit by a car, according to Bakersfield Police.

The man who was hit was transported to a local hospital and is in critical condition, according to BPD. 

The driver did stay at the scene and was cooperative with police.  

Police said drugs and alcohol were not a factor in the crash. The investigation is ongoing. 

The crash happened around 6 p.m. on Thursday night.