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CHP seeks hit-and-run driver after pedestrian suffers major injuries

A photo provided Wednesday, June 13, 2018, by the California Highway Patrol shows a truck suspected in a June 10 hit-and-run collision in Bakersfield, Calif., that injured a pedestrian.

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) – The California Highway Patrol is searching for the driver of a pickup who didn’t stop after hitting a pedestrian over the weekend.

The CHP said the pedestrian, 31-year-old Matthew Sullivan, started to cross the street against a red pedestrian signal, stepping into the path of the driver who had a green light at Niles Street and Sterling Road just after midnight Sunday morning.

The pickup’s driver swerved but hit Sullivan with the right rear portion of the truck.

Sullivan suffered major injuries, the CHP said.

The CHP asked Wednesday that anyone with information on the driver or the truck, which should have minor damage, call Officer David Cabrera at (661) 396-6600.


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