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Tanker Truck Leaks Fuel after Crash on Highway 99 Bakersfield

May 5, 2014- A semi truck crash took place in Kern County, Monday night.  The accident happened on Highway 99 to the Highway 58 transition, in Bakersfield, at about 9:30 PM.

A tanker truck filled with fuel was traveling on southbound Highway 99.  As the big rig was moving onto the eastbound on-ramp to Tehachapi, it crashed into another truck.

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The collision caused the tanker truck to flip onto its side and leak diesel fuel onto the freeway.  The highways were blocked for several hours, while crews cleaned up the fuel and wreckage.

One of the big rig drivers sustained minor injuries and was taken to Kern Medical Center for treatment.

Please call if you would like us to investigate this accident. The event data recorders with the airbag modules may have recorded the vehicle speeds. And we can look into a possible semi truck malfunction. Our firm is located in Visalia on Caldwell Ave., north of Bakersfield.Attorney John Rozier. 559-713-0159 or contact us online .