Man hit by garbage truck twice in east Bakersfield

Posted at 11:33 AM, Jul 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-06 17:20:08-04

UPDATE (July 6, 2:00 p.m.): The Coroner has identified the bicyclist killed as 64-year-old Michael Yunk of Bakersfield.


A man was rushed to the hospital on Wednesday morning after being hit by a garbage truck twice in east Bakersfield.

Bakersfield Police say the man was in an alley while riding a bicycle on Jefferson Street near Union and Bernard.

The man then reportedly fell over after he hit something and was run over by the truck.

Police say the truck then accidentally backed over him, hitting him a second time. The man was taken to the hospital with major injuries.