5 Injured in Bakersfield Accident at Niles Street and Union Avenue
BAKERSFIELD (December 17, 2017) – Several people were injured in a traffic collision involving a patrol car at West Niles Street and Union Avenue, according to Kern Golden Empire.
On Saturday at approximately 1:15 p.m., an on-duty patrol car traveling westbound on Niles Street was struck for unknown reasons by an SUV heading south on Union Avenue. As per the article, the officers were responding to a traffic stop and were clearing the intersection when the crash occurred.
Medical reports indicated that the incident caused moderate injuries to multiple parties including one Kern County sheriff deputy, and two people inside the SUV. Furthermore, two pedestrians were reportedly hit by debris from the crash and sustained minor injuries.
As a precaution, all the victims were transported to a local hospital for treatment.
The names of the involved people were not disclosed. The Bakersfield Police Department is handling the investigation on the incident.
Kern County Personal Injury Lawyer
It is necessary that motorists practice precautionary measures and follow traffic regulations while traversing the major roads. Factors such as driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, speeding, distracted driving or negligence often play a role in the occurrence of traffic incidents. In this specific case, authorities are still gathering more information to determine the cause of the crash.
If you, or your loved one, have been a involved in an auto accident caused by the negligence or wrongdoing of another person, we encourage you to contact Johnson Attorneys Group to help you. Give us a call at 800-235-6801 and speak with one of our experienced Kern County personal injury lawyers for a free case consultation.