Bakersfield Crash on Highway 178 Injures at Least One Person
BAKERSFIELD, CA (January 17, 2022) — At least one person suffered injuries in a crash on Highway 178 on Sunday morning.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the incident happened at about 11:00 a.m. near the mouth of the canyon. A white Chevrolet pickup truck reportedly crashed into the side of a mountain, causing severe injuries to at least one occupant.
The name of the patient was not immediately available. Moreover, there was no word on how the events leading to the crash unfolded.
Meantime, officials ordered the closure of westbound and eastbound Highway 178 while emergency crews and law enforcers worked at the scene. The lanes reopened after about an hour and a half, or at about 1 p.m.
The cause of the crash is still under investigation.
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