UPDATE: BPD releases new description for vehicle involved in illegal street racing hit-and-run

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UPDATE: The Bakersfield Police Department has a new description for a vehicle involved in the illegal street racing hit and run.

The vehicle is described as a 2011 to 2015 silver or gray KIA Optima missing a passenger-side mirror. The license plate possibly ends with “657.” The victim in the incident remains hospitalized in critical condition, the department said.

Anyone with information is asked to call BPD at 661-327-7111.

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Bakersfield police said they are searching for drivers suspected to be involved in illegal street racing that critically injured a pedestrian Wednesday night in East Bakersfield.

Police said the collision happened at around 8:49 p.m. in the 900 block of East Brundage Lane. Officers found a man suffering from major injuries. He was taken to a hospital and was listed as critical.

According to the department, two vehicles were racing headed westbound on East Brundage Lane at the time of the collision. One of the vehicles, described as a late model BMW, hit the pedestrian crossing the road outside a crosswalk.

Police said the BMW is light in color, and had a license plate ending in “657.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Bakersfield police at 661-327-7111.

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