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Bakersfield Police Officer Killed in Patrol Car Collision on Panorama Drive & Mt. Vernon Ave.

June 26, 2015- A Police Officer was killed in a car collision in Bakersfield, on Friday.  The patrol vehicle accident occurred at Mt. Vernon Avenue and Panorama Drive, at about 2:45 AM.

Officer David Nelson, 26, was in pursuit of a suspect in the area of Flower and Haley streets.  The cop car was traveling down Panorama Drive, chasing the other vehicle, when for an unexplained reason the vehicle lost control.

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Officer Nelson was found in his vehicle at the intersection of Panorama Dr. and Mt. Vernon Ave.  He was pinned inside the car.

Nelson was rescued from the patrol car and taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The suspect has yet to be captured.  The vehicle has been reported to have been an unlicensed silver Hyundai.

Our condolences go out to the family, and friends of the victim.  Please let us help you during this trying time.  Attorney John Rozier, your lawyer for all wrongful deaths, and car accidents.  We serve all of Kern County, Tulare County, and Fresno County.  With our office located in Visalia, California. or contact us by phone at 559-713-0159.