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Thursday, Jul 04 2013 08:26 PM

Man walks in front of car in central Bakersfield in apparent suicide attempt

By The Bakersfield Californian

A 25-year-old man attempted suicide Thursday afternoon by walking in front of an automobile in central Bakersfield, Bakersfield police said.

Bakersfield police officers responded at 1:10 p.m. to the accident scene, on the east side of Oak Street just north of Truxtun Avenue.

"The pedestrian intentionally walked out in front of the vehicle in an attempted suicide," said Bakersfield police Lt. Andrew Garner, noting that Bakersfield Police Department policy is to not identify people who attempt suicide.

The man was transported to a local hospital, where he is in stable condition with moderate, non-life threatening injuries, Garner said.

Upon investigation, police determined the motorist, who had been traveling north on Oak Street, was not at fault. The motorist was not cited.

-- The Californian

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