Accident Involving Patrol Vehicle on Ming Avenue in Bakersfield Leaves 2 People Hurt
BAKERSFIELD, CA (May 16, 2022) – Two people were injured in a traffic accident involving a patrol vehicle at Ming Avenue and Buena Vista Road on Thursday morning, May 12.
The accident happened around 8:21 p.m. According to the Bakersfield Police Department, an officer responding to an emergency crashed his patrol vehicle into a white sedan, driven by a 17-year-old boy.
As a result of the crash, the teen driver suffered moderate injuries. The officer had minor injuries.
Paramedics transported the two to a hospital for proper treatment.
During the preliminary investigation, the officer was responding with his lights and siren activated while traveling eastbound through the intersection on a red light. He then struck the oncoming sedan, which was traveling through the intersection on a green light.
Drugs and alcohol do not appear to be factors in the crash. Further investigation is underway.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact the Bakersfield Police Department at 661-327-7111.
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