Bus Driver Killed in Bakersfield Collision
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (Nov. 15, 2018) — A bus driver reportedly suffered a medical emergency and crashed into a wall at East Brundage Lane and state Route 184 (Weedpatch Highway), a California Highway Patrol report said.
The crash was reported about 1:52 p.m. Thursday afternoon. Emergency responder Hailee Powell pronounced the driver dead at 2:31 p.m. on scene. It’s unknown if there were passengers aboard the bus at the time of the crash, nor whether or not there were others hurt.
The crash remains under investigation by police.
Bus Accident Investigation
At this time, police are investigating this collision to determine liability.
Our condolences go out to the family of the bus driver at this difficult time.
CHP 911 DISPATCH REPORT
ncident: 00134 Type: Fatality Location: E Brundage Ln / Sr184 Loc Desc: Lat/Lon: 35.354354 -118.914067
3:19 PM 11  [Notification] [CHP]-Problem changed from 1183-Trfc Collision-Unkn Inj to 1144-Fatality by CHP
3:04 PM 10  1039 EAST NILES WATER DISTR
2:56 PM 9  [Notification] [CHP]- CORONER TIM ADVS ENRT ETA DRIVE TIME
2:55 PM 8  CORONER TIM ADVS ENRT ETA DRIVE TIME
2:39 PM 7  1039 CORONER // WILL CALL BACK FOR INFO AND PRVIDE ETA
2:34 PM 6  B69-584B REQ 1039 CORONER TIME OF DEATH 1431 PRONOUNCED BY HALL EMT HAILEE POWELL
2:12 PM 5  [Rotation Request Comment] 1039 DAVES FLEET- CENTRAL 661-322-8255 W/ HEAVY DUTY
2:10 PM 4  B69-584B 1185 HD FOR CHARTER BUS
2:09 PM 3  B69-584B APPRS DRVR HAD MED EMERGENCY // FIRE 97 ADMIN CPR
1:54 PM 2  [Notification] [CHP]-PER FIRE / WILL BE A CHARTER BUS
1:52 PM 1  BUS VS WALL
1:54 PM 14 Unit Assigned