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A man was killed after getting struck by a vehicle on Friday night.

The Bakersfield Police Department said at around 6:06 p.m., officers were sent to the intersection of H and 8th streets after getting a report of a collision. Officers learned that a white Ford Crown Victoria had hit a pedestrian crossing H Street.

The department said the vehicle was heading southbound on H Street approaching Cherry Street when the driver failed to see a man crossing H Street and hit him with the vehicle. The pedestrian sustained major injuries and was taken to a local hospital for treatment, shortly after which he was pronounced dead.

Police said officers learned that a dark-colored Honda may have also been involved in the accident, but that has not yet been determined. The incident is still under investigation.

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Stephen would you NOT been as upset if it had been a WHITE GUY in dark clothing? You are quite stupid!!!


A few years ago an older friend picked me up and he drove us at night to a meeting. Having better night vision than he did I spotted someone in the street and said to him to slow down, there's someone in the road. He said he didn't see anyone but slowed down. On Union Avenue it was a black guy wearing dark clothing wandering across the street nowhere near an intersection or cross walk. Stupid is as stupid does.


Sitting at a stop light I watched a pedestrian slowly walk across the street against the light while a motorist sat at a green light waiting for him. After crossing he stopped to stand there and light up a cigarette.


Twice yesterday I was traveling in my car approaching a green light intersection and both times a person decided to walk against the light, forcing me to come to a complete stop. This issue is more pedestrian fault than driver.

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