UPDATE: BPD releases description for vehicle that struck, seriously injured woman in downtown Bakersfield

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UPDATE (11/16): The Bakersfield Police Department has described the suspect vehicle in the hit-and-run as a Mazda RX7 or Honda S2000.

The woman injured in the collision is still listed in critical condition. Anyone with information about the incident is encouraged to call BPD at 661-327-7111.


BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — A homeless woman was critically injured after being struck by a vehicle in a hit-and-run in downtown Bakersfield last night.

The Bakersfield Police Department said the accident happened just before 11 p.m. near the intersection of 23rd and F streets. The department said the woman had walked into oncoming traffic after stealing items from a nearby gas station.

The woman was taken to Kern Medical for treatment and is listed in critical condition, according to BPD. There is currently no description of the vehicle that struck her.

We will update this story if we learn more information.

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