BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — CHP is investigating a deadly collision involving a vehicle and a bicyclist Wednesday night in Northwest Bakersfield.
CHP Sgt. Bryan Hunt said officers were called to a report of a vehicle that collided with a bicyclist at around 10:25 p.m. in a very dark area on Rosedale Highway near Landco Drive.
When officers arrived, emergency responders were performing CPR on a woman who was hit as she rode a bicycle, but she died at the scene.
The 40-year-old woman will be identified by the Kern County Coroner’s Office.
CHP said the man driving the vehicle did was not intoxicated by alcohol or drugs. Hunt said a coroner’s examination will determine if the woman was under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
The woman was wearing dark clothing at the time of collision and Sgt. Hunt reminded the public to cross roadways at controlled intersections and well lit areas. According to CHP, the bicyclist was not wearing a a helmet.
CHP reported the roadway was reopened by midnight.