Pedestrian killed in Bakersfield Wednesday afternoon


Bakersfield police confirm a pedestrian was killed Wednesday afternoon. The unidentified woman is the first pedestrian killed in Kern County in 2018.

The woman was hit by a vehicle in the 1600 block of Union Avenue at about 1 p.m. She was transported to an area hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Police said she was struck crossing a roadway outside of a crosswalk.

Drugs and alcohol do not appear to be factors in the collision according to police.

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

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

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