BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Bakersfield police said the rider of a motorized bike has died after he was struck multiple times on Ming Avenue, and police are looking for one driver who fled the scene.
Police said the crash happened on Ming Avenue near South Chester Avenue at around 5:18 p.m.
Sgt. Chance Koerner said an initial investigation showed the rider of the motorized bike was traveling westbound on Ming Avenue when he was struck by a driver making a left turn. The driver making the left turn left the scene. A second driver ran over the rider of the bike who was already on the road, pinning him underneath the vehicle. The rider was hospitalized but later died.
Koerner said the driver of the second vehicle stayed at the scene and was cooperating with investigators. Drugs or alcohol were not factors for the driver involved in the second collision.
Police said they are looking for a black or silver 2003 – 2007 model Honda Accord seen leaving the area following the first collision.
The rider was wearing dark clothing and was described only as a juvenile. The motorized bike did not have a license plate and was not a street legal vehicle, Koerner said.
Anyone who witnessed the collision or has any information is asked to call Bakersfield police at 661-327-7111.
We will update this story as we learn more information.