Man Dies in Bakersfield Hit-and-Run Pedestrian Accident at Chester Avenue
BAKERSFIELD, CA (March 1, 2021) — A man was killed in a hit-and-run pedestrian accident at Chester Avenue and Columbus Street Thursday night.
According to Bakersfield Police, the crash happened around 8:30 p.m. Upon arriving, officers found a man in the road with major injuries. Unfortunately, he died a short time later, yet authorities have yet to release his name.
At this time, officers say a hit-and-run driver struck the victim and fled the scene. Per witnesses’ testimonies, the driver of the suspected Honda may have been street racing before the crash.
However, the case remains under investigation. If anyone has more insight into the pedestrian accident at Chester Avenue, please call the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111.
Our caring thoughts go out to the family and friends of the victim.
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