BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Streets were blocked off Tuesday morning after a person was hit by a car while crossing outside the crosswalk in Downtown Bakersfield. They have since been reopened.
Bakersfield Police officers responded to reports of a pedestrian versus vehicle accident on the 1600 block of Truxtun Avenue just before 4:30 a.m. Officers said they found a woman lying in the road suffering major injuries. She was transported to a local hospital for treatment where she was pronounced dead.
BPD officials said a Hall Ambulance facilities maintenance truck was involved. Officials said the driver of the vehicle, a woman, remained on the scene and cooperated with the investigation.
Officials said the investigation revealed the pedestrian was crossing the road outside of a crosswalk. Speed, alcohol, or drugs do not appear to be a factor in the collision.
The investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to call BPD at (661) 327-7111.