Bicyclist suffers major injuries in Wednesday night crash


A man is in the hospital this morning after he was hit while riding his bike overnight in Southwest Bakersfield.

Just after 9:00 p.m. Wednesday, a pickup truck, driving eastbound on Stockdale Highway, hit a bicyclist crossing the intersection at Rio Bravo Drive, according to Bakersfield police.

The bicyclist was taken to the hospital with major injuries and is currently listed in critical condition, according to Bakersfield PD.

The driver of the truck declined medical aid but stayed at the scene.

Police do not believe drugs or alcohol are factors in the crash.  The investigation is ongoing.

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

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