Man in Wheelchair and Woman Struck by Vehicle near 1st Street
BAKERSFIELD, CA (October 17, 2018) – Two people were hospitalized Wednesday evening following a pedestrian crash on H Street. The identities of the injured victims were not immediately disclosed to the public.
According to officials with the Bakersfield Police Department, the incident took place at about 6:55 PM near 1st Street. A female pedestrian was crossing the intersection while pushing an adult man in a wheelchair when they were hit by a southbound white sedan.
The victims both suffered severe injuries and were transported to a nearby hospital, where they are listed in critical condition. Further updates on their current medical condition were not provided. Meanwhile, the driver and the passenger of the sedan remained at the scene and cooperated with investigators.
An investigation is ongoing to determine the cause of the crash and to identify possible contributing factors. Anyone who may have witnessed the incident is asked to contact the BPD at (661) 327-7111. Additional information will be released once it becomes available.
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