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Kern County Sheriff’s Deputy Crash Bakersfield Virginia and Niles Streets

Kern County Sheriff’s Deputy Crash Bakersfield Virginia and Niles Streets

deputy crash Bakersfield Virginia Niles

Kern County Sheriff’s Deputy Badly Injured in Bakersfield Crash at Virginia and Niles

BAKERSFIELD, CA (August 30, 2021) – A crash left a Kern County Sheriff’s deputy badly injured at Virginia and Niles streets in Bakersfield.

According to The Bakersfield Californian and Kern Golden Empire, the collision took place early Saturday. Officers reported the wreck on August 28 shortly after 12:45 a.m.

The incident began when a Kern County Sheriff’s deputy was traveling Niles Street, approaching  Virginia Street, in Bakersfield. The deputy had the green light at the time.

For an unknown reason, a black 2004 Chevrolet Silverado failed to stop at the red light. The pickup truck continued into the intersection and hit the marked patrol vehicle.

Driver Hits Patrol Car, Flees on Foot

The Silverado then slammed into a traffic pole and rolled over in an adjacent parking lot. The California Highway Patrol said both cars obtained major damage upon impact.

The deputy sustained moderate injuries as a result of the Bakersfield crash. Paramedics took them to the Kern Medical for treatment.

Meanwhile, CHP affirmed that the male driver of the pickup abandoned his vehicle and fled on foot. His two passengers suffered major injuries and ended up hospitalized.

Officials did not disclose the names and condition of the deputy and the other wounded patients. The Bakersfield crash is still under investigation.

Officers forced the area of Virginia and Niles streets to shut down for a time following the wreck. Anyone with information can call the CHP Bakersfield Area Office at 661-391-6600.

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