Pedestrian hit, seriously injured by car near Mercado Latino

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UPDATE (Aug. 5, 9:00 a.m.) — CHP said 22-year-old Juan Jose Garcia was the driver who injured a pedestrian on Tuesday on E. California Avenue. “Garcia was traveling eastbound at approximately 35 miles per hour when the pedestrian ran directly in front of him,” said CHP in a news release. He was unable to stop and hit the pedestrian. Garcia stayed at the scene and was not impaired, according to CHP.

The pedestrian was transported to Kern Medical Center.


BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — A car struck and seriously injured a pedestrian south of Mercado Latino on Tuesday evening.

The pedestrian was hit at about 9:12 p.m. on Chamberlain Avenue at East California Avenue, according to the California Highway Patrol. The No. 1 lanes of eastbound and westbound California Avenue were closed.

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