OILDALE, Calif. (KGET) — The pedestrian, an elderly woman in a wheelchair, later died from her injuries at the hospital, according to the Bakersfield Police Department.

Officials said both the woman and the driver were heading west on a green light, and the woman was struck as the driver made a right turn.

Officials with the California Highway Patrol said there is no indication that alcohol or drugs were involved, and speed was not a factor, either.

By 17 News’ count, this is the 16th pedestrian fatality in Kern County this year.


OILDALE, Calif. (KGET) — Just before 8 p.m. Monday, a white truck hit a pedestrian on North Chester Avenue and China Grade Loop, according to the California Highway Patrol incident page.

The pedestrian was down in the road, according to CHP.

A witness at the scene said it looked like the pedestrian had been in a crosswalk but it was unclear whether they crossed during a red light or a green light. The driver stayed on the scene.

The pedestrian was transported for their injuries.

This story is developing and will be updated as more information is released.