[05-06-2024] Kern County, CA – Woman Injured Following Hit-And-Run Vehicle Collision in Northeast Bakersfield

Published May 7, 2024

[05-06-2024] Woman Injured Following Hit-And-Run Vehicle Collision in Northeast Bakersfield A woman was injured following a hit-and-run vehicle collision in northeast Bakersfield on Monday afternoon, May 6, 2024. 

According to the Bakersfield Police Department, the collision happened in the area of Niles Street and Union Avenue. 

Authorities stated that a woman inside the vehicle struck by the hit-and-run driver sustained minor injuries and was transported to the nearest hospital for treatment. Additionally, while responding to the crash, the deputies received reports of gunshots fired. 

As a result, several streets near the scene were blocked. Police said the hit-and-run suspect tried to conceal himself but was then found suffering from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was declared dead at the scene. 

Further information regarding the incident has yet to be released by the authorities. Investigations are ongoing. 

Don’t Know What To Do After An Accident?

Your safety and rights depend on what you do next after an accident. Remember the following steps if you find yourself in one:

  • Check yourself for any injuries.
  • Stay on the scene, call 9-1-1, and wait for emergency responders.
  • Move your vehicle to the road shoulder if safe; turn on hazard lights.
  • Fully cooperate with law enforcement and stay until cleared to leave.
  • Document the scene and injuries with photos and videos.
  • Seek immediate medical attention.
  • Contact your insurance company and find a personal injury lawyer for legal advice.

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