A man is dead and another is in the hospital with moderate injuries after they were hit on a southwest Bakersfield sidewalk by a pickup truck trailer.

Police Sergeant Ryan Kroeker says the two were struck on the corner of White Lane and Wible Road when the trailer detached Wednesday afternoon and the impact sent the victim flying. The loose trailer then crashed into another car causing a chain reaction, but those drivers have minor injuries.

Kroeker says the trailer did not have safety chains and the cinder blocks it was carrying were not securely loaded. The driver stayed on scene to talk with officers.

The crash closed the intersection for over five hours.

Kelli Forsch