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Deputy Rolls Car on Highway 119

August 15, 2011- A sheriff’s deputy in Kern County near Bakersfield was injured Monday morning after rolling his patrol car.

Deputy David Stephens was traveling on eastbound Highway 119 north of Taft at around 2 AM when he had to make a sudden evasive move to avoid hitting a disable vehicle on the highway. The patrol car hit a telephone pole and continued to move along the dirt shoulder, before the car overturned.

According to the CHP Stephens was driving between 60-65 mph at the time he encountered the disabled vehicle, which had been involved in an earlier crash.


Please call Attorney John Rozier, your personal injury lawyer specialist, if you would like us to investigate this accident further. We are located in Visalia, and hour from Bakersfield. 559-713-0159