Bakersfield police are investigating a driver of hitting and critically injuring a protester Wednesday night in Central Bakersfield.

The collision happened at around 10:23 p.m. in the 3100 block of California Avenue just east of Oak Street. A group of protesters were heading westbound on California Avenue in both directions of traffic. When a driver going around 40 mph struck a protester. The driver of the vehicle is in custody.

If you have any information you’re asked to call Bakersfield police at 661-327-7111

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