Man in wheelchair, struck by car last month, dies of his injuries


Bakersfield police said a man crossing the street in a wheelchair who was hit by car last month in Central Bakersfield has died.

Police said the man died of his injuries on Feb. 2.

On Jan. 25, at around 6 p.m., the man was crossing the street outside of a crosswalk in the 1000 block of Chester Avenue, north of 10th Street and was struck by a passing vehicle. Police say the driver didn’t see the man. 

The man’s identity will be released by the Kern County Coroner’s Office.

The investigation is ongoing.

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