On Thursday, April 21, 2016, a pedestrian was severely injured in a pickup truck accident, in Southwest Bakersfield. The Kern County vehicle crash happened during the morning hours, on Wilson Road.
The police reported that the pedestrian was walking across the 5500 block of Wilson Road. He was crossing outside of a crosswalk when he was hit by a pickup truck.
The victim suffered major injuries and was taken by ambulance to Kern Medical Center. He is still listed in critical condition.
Issues still remaining to be investigated include determining the speed of the truck, whether other conditions may have contributed to this accident, and whether the facts of this accident as reported are accurate.