Hit-and-Run Driver Wanted after Pedestrian Accident on Highway 99 in Bakersfield
BAKERSFIELD, CA (June 7, 2021) – Police confirmed that one person died in a pedestrian accident on Highway 99 on June 3.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the collision happened near Airport Drive around 6:12 AM.
Based on a report, the male pedestrian was in the No. 2 lane at the time of the crash. Due to unknown circumstances, a vehicle came and struck the victim. Then, the driver left the scene without rendering aid to the victim.
As a result, the pedestrian sustained major injuries in the incident. An ambulance transported him to Kern Medical, where he was pronounced dead.
Police said the suspect vehicle could be a 2016-2018 Kia Optima with right front damage to the fender and wheel well. At this point, this pedestrian accident on Highway 99 is still under investigation.
We would like to express our sincere condolences to the bereaved family and friends of the victim.
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