Woman Critically Injured and Hospitalized after Struck by Car on Palm Street
BAKERSFIELD, CA (May 29, 2018) – An unidentified woman was injured in a pedestrian collision on Oak Street, late Tuesday night.
According to the Bakersfield Police, the crash occurred at around 11:30 PM at the intersection of Oak Street and Palm Street. Police said the woman was on foot when she was struck, and suffered major injuries. The woman is currently in critical condition at a nearby hospital. Her identity was not immediately disclosed.
Police say the driver of the car remained on scene and was cooperative with investigators. Drugs and alcohol do not appear to have played a role in the accident.
The north and southbound lanes of Oak and Chester Lane and the north and southbound lanes of Oak Street and Palm Street were closed off for some time in both directions after the collision. Authorities are still investigating the crash, and no additional information is available at this time.
It is important to always be on the lookout for pedestrians when driving, especially if you are in a highly populated or residential area. By obeying traffic laws and being cautious of your surroundings, you can prevent unforeseen accidents and keep yourself and other motorists, pedestrians, and cyclists safe.
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