A pedestrian is dead after being struck just outside of the CVS on Stockdale Highway near California Avenue in west Bakersfield.
Sgt. Joe Grubbs said the victim was found dead at the scene by police after 2 p.m. Wednesday.
“An elderly female who was driving a white, late-model Lexus sedan, had, for whatever reason, hopped up onto the sidewalk of the store, where another elderly female was walking,” he said.
Grubbs says the driver is cooperating with detectives and hasn’t been charged.
Drugs and alcohol appear to not be factors in the crash.
– Anthony Pollreisz