Dodge Charger swerved to hit woman in Maricopa, witnesses tell CHP
Two law enforcement agencies are investigating after a woman was struck by a car in Maricopa Wednesday morning in an incident that witnesses said appeared to be intentional.
Emergency crews responded to Highway 33 just inside the northern Maricopa City limit at 11:20 a.m.
An adult female pedestrian had been hit by a car, witnesses told California Highway Patrol officers, and the car appeared to swerve into the woman in a deliberate act.
CHP Sgt. Basil Zuniga said the suspect vehicle was a newer model white Dodge Charger with a black stripe driven by a male.
Zuniga said the Kern County Sheriff's office was called in to investigate the case since it appeared to be a deliberate act.
The incident took place inside the city limits, which is in the Sheriff's jurisdiction.
The car fled the scene and continued southbound after hitting the woman.
Witnesses said the victim suffered a broken leg.
She was taken by ground ambulance to a Bakersfield hospital for treatment.