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Bakersfield Car and Semi-Truck Crash Highway 58 Near Chester Avenue

Bakersfield Car and Semi-Truck Crash Highway 58 Near Chester Avenue

Man Seriously Injured in Bakersfield Crash on Highway 58 Near Chester Avenue

BAKERSFIELD, CA (July 8, 2021) – A car and semi-truck crash left a man severely injured on Highway 58 in Bakersfield.

According to an article published by the Kern Golden Empire, the accident took place late Thursday afternoon. Officers reported the wreck at about 5:50 p.m.

The incident happened when a yellow semi-truck slammed into the rear of a white Nissan in Bakersfield. They crashed on westbound Highway 58 near the Chester Avenue off-ramp.

Another big rig became involved in the incident. The California Highway Patrol said the man driving the Nissan ended up pinned underneath one of the trucks in the area.

Distracted Truck Driver Hits Car

Firefighters along with the paramedics soon arrived at the scene and extricated the trapped victim from the wreckage. He sustained severe injuries as a result of the collision.

Medical personnel rushed the patient to a nearby hospital for treatment. Officials did not release his name and condition at this time.

Meanwhile, CHP believed that the operator of the yellow semi-truck was using a cellphone and got distracted when they struck the car in front.

Officers forced the westbound lanes of Highway 58 to shut down following the wreck. The Bakersfield crash is still under investigation.

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