A pedestrian suffered major injuries Friday evening after he was struck by a vehicle that left the scene.

Rafael Alcaraz, 48, of Bakersfield, was struck while walking east across the southbound lanes of Mt. Vernon Avenue south of 3rd Street when he was hit by a Dodge Charger, according to a California Highway Patrol news release. The Charger then headed west on Brundage Lane.

- The Californian