Esteban Valdez Gutierrez, 34, was driving on Calloway Drive at around 8:00 a.m. local time when he drove through a red light. Gutierrez smashed into a car in the intersection, causing the female driver moderate to major injuries.
Bakersfield Now reports that Gutierrez and the female passenger in his pickup truck ran from the scene following the injury accident. Police were able to apprehend Gutierrez soon after, but they were unable to locate the passenger.
Gutierrez faces charges of hit-and-run and DUI causing injury, reports Bakersfield Now.
The following information is provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):