Car Catches Fire after Crash with Big Rig on General Beale Road in Bakersfield
BAKERSFIELD, CA (January 5, 2022) – One person was critically injured in a fiery accident on General Beale Road off-ramp east of Bakersfield Saturday afternoon.
The accident happened around 2:11 p.m. on January 1, at the intersection of Highway 58. According to the California Highway Patrol, a car collided with a big rig and overturned down an embankment. It then burst into flames.
When paramedics arrived, they found one person suffering from critical injuries. They took the patient to a hospital for treatment.
At this time, it is unknown if drugs or alcohol played a factor in the crash. An investigation is underway.
One of the leading causes of accidents between cars and trucks is the lack of safe distance kept between the two. Thus, always maintain a safe distance when driving. Pay attention to your surroundings and practice defensive driving.
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