Pedestrian killed in collision along Highway 178 in Central Bakersfield

Pedestrian Safety

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — CHP is investigating after pedestrian was killed in a collision in westbound lanes of Highway 178 near Golden State Avenue in Central Bakersfield.

The collision was reported at around 9 p.m. CHP says they received calls about a person walking in and out of lanes along the center median. The person was then hit by a Toyota traveling westbound. The pedestrian suffered severe injuries and was pronounced dead.

The pedestrian will be identified by the Kern County Coroner’s Office at a later time.

The driver of the vehicle was taken to Kern Medical for minor injuries.

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