Man in wheelchair suffers major injuries after getting struck by vehicle in Downtown Bakersfield


A man in a wheelchair is hospitalized and listed as critical after being hit by vehicle in Downtown Bakersfield, Sunday night.

Police said the man in the wheelchair was struck by a passing car in the 1900 block of F Street just after 8 p.m. 

Officers said the man suffered major injuries in the collision and was not in a crosswalk when he was struck.

Police said the driver of the vehicle stayed and cooperated with investigators. It does not appear drugs, alcohol or speed were factors in the collision, officials said.

Bakersfield police continue to investigate. Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact Bakersfield police at 327-7111.

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