Police looking for driver who slams into pedestrian

Officers investigate hit and run in SE Bakersfield

BAKERSFIELD - Police and Highway Patrol officers are on the lookout for a driver who slammed into a pedestrian in southeast Bakersfield and then fled the scene. 

It happened at about 8:30 p.m. Thursday on the 1600 of East California Avenue.

“I saw a person get hit by a vehicle.  It hurt her pretty bad.  She kept going,” said David, a witness to the incident.

Witnesses told police that they saw the man walking northbound across the street outside the cross-walk when he was hit by the woman driver at about 60 miles an hour.

“The vehicle is described as a late model 2011, 2012 possible Chevy Cobalt, the investigation is continuing at this point.  They ‘re still trying to identify the vehicle based on the license plate that was provided,” said Sgt. Dennis Moore of the Bakersfield Police Department.

23 ABC spoke to a witness at the scene who said the impact smashed the vehicles windshield and dented the front end of the vehicle.

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