December 23, 2016- A multiple vehicle accident took place in Bakersfield, on Friday afternoon. The Kern County semi truck collision happened on Highway 58.
The California Highway Patrol reported that the incident was caused by a big rig driver that was traveling at a too-high rate of speed for the rainy weather.
The crash caused a chain reaction on the westbound SR 58 freeway, near South H Street onramp.
At least eight people involved suffered injuries. Some reported as being major injuries.
Five vehicles were involved in the accident.