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Bakersfield Fatal Pedestrian Accident Chester Avenue and M Street

Bakersfield Fatal Pedestrian Accident Chester Avenue and M Street

Pedestrian Killed in Bakersfield Crash on Chester Avenue Near M Street

BAKERSFIELD, CA (March 25, 2023) – A crash killed a pedestrian on South Chester Avenue near M Street in Bakersfield.

According to The Bakersfield Californian and Kern Golden Empire, the tragic accident took place on Thursday evening. Officers reported the collision on March 23 shortly before 8 p.m.

The incident happened when a male pedestrian was walking east on southbound Chester Avenue, just south M Street, in Bakersfield.

The California Highway Patrol said for an unknown reason, a car struck him. Firefighters along with the paramedics arrived and then found the 40 year-old man left lying on the ground.

Man, 40, Hit by Car

Medical personnel soon pronounced the victim dead at the scene. His name has not been yet released pending notification of next of kin.

Meanwhile, police added that the driver did not stop to render aid and fled south on Chester. They described the suspect vehicle as a dark gray Mazda.

Officers forced the southbound lanes of Chester Avenue to shut down near M Street for two hours following the collision. The cause of the fatal Bakersfield pedestrian crash is still under investigation.

Anyone with information can call the Bakersfield CHP office at 661-396-6600.

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Sources: The Bakersfield Californian and Kern Golden Empire

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