Lanes Shut Down in 2-Car Crash on 5 Freeway in Bakersfield
BAKERSFIELD, CA (February 6, 2023) — Several lanes shut down following a 2-car accident on the 5 Freeway near Grapevine Road.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the two-vehicle crash happened around 3:45 p.m. Thursday. Under unclear circumstances, a driver in a red SUV heading southbound made a U-turn from the center divider but collided with a northbound Dodge Ram pickup.
As a result of the crash, authorities had to close the No. 3 and 4 lanes of the highway to assist with the accident.
Reports did not say if anyone reported any injuries in the crash. However, we will update this report once we receive more information.
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