On Tuesday, March 19, 2019, a semi truck crash happened in Bakersfield. The Kern County tractor-trailer collision occurred on Merle Haggard Drive, at about 1:15 PM.
On Monday, September 19, 2016, a car collision left traffic at a standstill, in north Bakersfield. The Kern County vehicle crash took place on State Route 99, at around 12:30 PM.
The impact of the collision caused the SUV, which had three people inside, to flip onto its side. The jaws of life had to be used to extricate the victims from the GMC.Two of the people in the accident were taken to the hospital, and one of them suffered moderate injuries. No other injuries have been reported.
After the big rig lost control and flipped, it was soon engulfed in flames. The driver of the semi truck, was rescued by a witness to the crash, Mayra Montano, who was on her way to work.The driver of the tanker sustained moderate injuries, with head trauma and some broken ribs. He was taken to Kern Medical Center, in Bakersfield.