UPDATE: The Bakersfield Police Department said that a man struck by the train early this morning did not die but suffered major injuries and was taken to a local hospital for treatment. The man’s current condition is not known at this time.

The department said witnesses saw the man lay down on the tracks prior to the train’s arrival.


BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — A person was struck and killed by a train in southwest Bakersfield early this morning. 

The Bakersfield Police Department said the accident happened just before 1 a.m. about 300 yards south of the Panama Lane and Progress Road intersection. BPD and the Bakersfield Fire Department were called to the area, where they found a person underneath the train.