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Truck Falls into Canyon off Highway 178 in Kern County

April 2, 2014- A vehicle fell into Kern Canyon off Highway 178, in Bakersfield.  The accident happened Wednesday afternoon.

It is reported that a driver was travelling westbound in her pickup truck, on Highway 178, when she took a curve too quickly for the wet road conditions, and lost control.

truck bakersfield kern county canyon highway 178 accident collision
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The driver took her hands off the steering wheel, and the truck then went over the edge, falling 45-50 feet down into Kern Canyon.  The pickup was stopped by a tree in the canyon.

The woman suffered minor injuries and was taken by ambulance to Kern Medical Center, in Bakersfield.

There were no other passengers in her vehicle.

I am a personal injury lawyer, serving the central valley. Please give me a call, Attorney John Rozier  559-713-0159  My office is located in Tulare County, north of Bakersfield.