Bakersfield Police Officer Badly Injured in Crash at 34th and Q Streets
BAKERSFIELD (October 31, 2018) – A police officer was badly injured after a traffic collision in the area of 34th and Q streets on Wednesday, according to Bakersfield Now and 23 ABC News.
The accident involving a teen motorist took place at approximately 10:35 a.m.
As per the reports, officials said a Bakersfield Police Officer was driving a marked patrol car north on Q Street at the intersection of 34th Street when he was struck by a silver Toyota Tundra.
Girl, 17, Runs Red Light and Hits Bakersfield Police Car
The driver of the Toyota Tundra, a 17-year-old girl, was headed west on 34th street when she allegedly ran a red light and hit the officer who entered the intersection on a green traffic signal.
Authorities affirmed that the officer was then taken by ground ambulance to a local hospital with injuries ranging from minor to moderate degree. The name and condition of the victim at this time remained unknown.
Meanwhile, the teen complained of pain as a result of the crash. The incident is still under investigation.
Kern County Personal Injury Lawyer
Based on the news report, the teen driver of the Toyota Tundra is accused of running a red light and causing the collision that led to the injuries of the officer involved. Authorities will continue to investigate the crash and will determine whether or not driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs was a factor, whether or not excessive speed or distracted driving played a role, and whether or not the girl who allegedly prompted the wreck was reckless or negligent at the time of the incident.
The Bakersfield Police Officer will have the right to file a personal injury lawsuit seeking a compensation for all the hospital bills, future medical expenses, lost wages, property damage and pain and suffering.
If you, or your loved one, have been hurt in an auto accident, contact our Kern County personal injury lawyer for a free case consultation at 855-703-4186 and let us help you.