Man in critical condition after he was hit by car in southwest Bakersfield

Posted at 1:52 AM, Jun 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-24 04:52:51-04

A man is in the hospital with major injuries after he was struck by a car in southwest Bakersfield. 

It happened Friday night just before 9:30 p.m. at the intersection of Ming Avenue and Valhalla Drive. 

The Bakersfield Police Department says the man was walking northbound across Ming Avenue outside of a crosswalk against a red traffic signal. BPD says as the man got to the number three lane, he was struck by a car going eastbound on a green light. 

Police say drugs, alcohol or speed do not appear to be a contributing factor with the driver of the car, and it's unknown if drugs or alcohol are a contributing factor with the pedestrian. 

Anyone with information is asked to call BPD at 327-7111.