On Friday, January 15, 2016, a vehicle accident involving a police car took place in Bakersfield. The Kern County multi-vehicle collision happened on Truxtun Avenue, at about 10:26 AM.
A Bakersfield patrol cruiser had stopped to assist another vehicle on Truxtun Avenue, near Empire Drive. Another automobile smashed into the back of the police car and the other vehicle.
Authorities said that the driver of the third vehicle was driving distracted, when the incident happened.
No injuries were reported.
Issues still remaining to be investigated include determining the speed of the car, whether road conditions may have contributed to this accident, and whether the facts of this accident as reported are accurate.