On Monday, June 29, 2015, a pedestrian was killed in a vehicle accident in Kern County. The SUV collision occurred in east Bakersfield, at approximately 9:21 PM. The man has been identified as Jose Jesus Rodriguez Garcia.
Garcia, 69, was walking south on Larry Street, when he crossed the intersection at Virginia Avenue. At the same time a Sport Utility Vehicle was eastbound on Virginia Avenue. The driver of the vehicle attempted to swerve out of the way, but did not do so in time.
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The SUV hit the pedestrian as he crossed outside of a crosswalk.
Garcia suffered major injuries and died in the ambulance on his way to Kern Medical Center, in Bakersfield.
The driver was not hurt.