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.

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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

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