June 30, 2017- A drunk driving motorcycle accident ended in major injuries in Kern River Canyon, on Friday. The vehicle collision took place northeast of Bakersfield, at approximately 7 PM, on State Route 178.
Daniel Gonzalez, 42, and passenger Veronica Perez, 41, were riding a 2002 Harley Davidson westbound on Highway 178. The motorcyclists were traveling at about 55 mph when Gonzalez failed to negotiate a right-hand curve.
The bike swerved out of control, off the highway, and smashed into the canyon wall.
Gonzalez and Perez suffered severe injuries. They were taken to Kern Medical Center, in Bakersfield.
It is reported that the driver was operating his Harley while intoxicated.