3 Men Injured in Crash on the Bakersfield Christmas Parade Route
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (Dec. 8, 2023) — Three people who were waiting to watch the Bakersfield Christmas Parade, were injured Thursday night when an alleged DUI driver crashed into the crowd and hit them at 21st Street and H Street.
The collision occurred just before 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 7th, according to Bakersfield Now.
A 72-year-old man driving a white pickup truck reportedly backed up down an alley at high speed and struck a parked pickup truck and three men waiting for the parade. The motorist continued to back up after hitting the victims and eventually stopped near the Bakersfield Fire Station on H Street.
Bakersfield Fire Department paramedics responded and located the injured men ages 21, 42 and 77 years old. They were transported to a hospital where two were being treated for major injuries, but all were in stable condition.
Bakersfield Police arrested the driver, Alan Booth, on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol.
Authorities stated the investigation into the crash at the Bakersfield Christmas Parade is ongoing.
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Source: Bakersfield Now
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