BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — One person is dead following a vehicle and pedestrian crash Monday morning on South Union Avenue, according to the CHP Traffic Incident Information Page.
The crash was reported just after 6 a.m. on southbound Union Avenue, just north of Garden Drive in southeast Bakersfield. According to CHP officer Thomas Martinez, the crash happened when the 50-year-old pedestrian attempted to walk from east to west through Union Avenue traffic lanes and was struck by a Toyota Corolla in the number one traffic lane.
Emergency crews arrived shortly after the crash and determined pedestrian succumbed to their injuries. The Hispanic man was pronounced deceased at the scene, Martinez said.
The driver that struck the pedestrian remained on scene and cooperated with CHP’s investigation.
Shortly after the Toyota struck the pedestrian, a second dark colored sedan also hit the pedestrian as he laid in the roadway after the initial crash. The driver of the sedan fled the scene.
According to CHP, alcohol and drugs are not believed to be a factor in the first crash. It is unknown if alcohol and drugs were factors in the second crash.