August 25, 2011- A three vehicle collision on Thursday afternoon, resulted in the closure of Highway 58. The accident occurred at about 3 PM.

A GMC box van traveling east on State Route 58, just east of Broome Road in Bakersfield, was hit from behind by a big rig. After the two vehicles collided, a third big rig also became involved in the crash.

The driver of the box van was identified as Matthew Chapman, of Wichita, Kansas. The semi truck, that hit the box van, was driven by Darren Soard, of Crystal Lakes, Missouri. While the third truck driver was identified as Barry Golden of Ridgecrest, CA.

It is reported that Golden suffered major injuries and had to be medi-flighted to Kern Medical Center. The other two drivers suffered minor injuries.

Officers said alcohol was not a factor in the crash.

Route 58 remained closed for about 3 hours for the removal of the damaged vehicles.

If you are looking for a personal injury lawyer in this case, I am here to help. Attorney John Rozier. My office is located in Visalia, north of Bakersfield. 559-713-0159

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