UPDATE: The man injured in Friday night’s hit-and-run has died, according to the Bakersfield Police Department.
The department said the man, who was walking outside of a crosswalk when he was hit, died in a local hospital on Saturday due to his injuries. This is the 24th traffic fatality on city roadways this year, according to BPD.
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Police said a man suffered moderate to major injuries after he was struck by a hit-and-run driver Friday night on Union Avenue.
Bakersfield police said officers were called to the 800 block of Union Avenue for a report of a pedestrian being struck by a vehicle at around 10:15 p.m. The driver involved in the collision fled from the scene.
The pedestrian was taken to a hospital with moderate to major injuries. His condition was not immediately known. Police said he was walking in traffic lanes outside of a crosswalk at the time of the collision.
Police did not have a description of the suspect vehicle.
Anyone with information on the collision is asked to call Bakersfield police at 661-327-7111.