7 Hospitalized After Collision on Highway 166 Thursday
Kern County, CA (October 1, 2021) – Several people suffered injuries following a big rig accident that occurred Thursday night on Highway 166.
The Taft Midway Driller News reported a truck pulling a trailer full of berries crashed on the highway approximately 1.8 miles north of Soda Lake Road. Preliminary investigation revealed the big rig hit the side of the mountain on the Grocer Grade slope.
According to the article published online, a Ford F-150 and a Dodge Ram were following the truck when the incident happened. The pickups apparently could not avoid the debris due to the dust and rocks. As a result, both the Ford and Dodge hit the wreckage.
Emergency crews arrived at the location around 7:40 p.m.
Major Injury Big Rig Accident in in Kern County, September 30
Our sources indicated paramedics rendered aid to as many as seven victims. Our sources indicated the operator of the truck was among the patients. Responding ambulances transported all seven victims to the hospital for treatment.
Additional details on the collision have not been discussed thus far. At this time, detectives continue to investigate exactly how and why the big rig accident on Highway 166 happened.
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