Update (Jan. 9) According to California Highway Patrol, a driver in a 2008 Nissan was traveling northbound on South Union Avenue at about 45 miles per hour in the number two lane when a female pedestrian, who was standing on the center median, began walking into the second lane.

The Nissan was unable to avoid the unidentified female pedestrian and struck her, according to CHP. The driver pulled over and stayed at the scene.

The coroner’s office will release the female’s identity at a later time.

The investigation of the crash is ongoing and it is unknown if drugs or alcohol were a factor, according to CHP.


BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — A vehicle and pedestrian collision in South Bakersfield left at least one person dead Friday night, according to the California Highway Patrol Traffic Incident Information Page.

According to CHP, the crash happened around 11 p.m. near South Union Avenue and Watts Drive.

The coroner will identify the person at a later time.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.