Man hospitalized after being hit by car in East Bakersfield

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A man is recovering at a local hospital after getting hit by a vehicle in East Bakersfield Monday afternoon.

Bakersfield police said the man was hit just after 4 p.m. in the 700 block of Union Avenue near East 7th Street.

Police said the man was outside of a crosswalk when he was hit. He was taken to a local hospital with what were described as “moderate” injuries.

The driver of the vehicle stayed at the scene and cooperated and drugs or alcohol do not appear to be factors in the collision, according to police.

The Bakersfield Police Department is also reminding the public to use marked crosswalks and watch for approaching vehicles.

Anyone with information on the investigation is asked to call the Bakersfield Police Department at 327-7111.

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