BPD Officers Sustain Injuries in Bakersfield Crash on Highway 58 During Pursuit of Stolen Vehicle
BAKERSFIELD, CA (August 24, 2022) – Two officers were injured after a police chase on Highway 58 in Bakersfield on Saturday morning, August 20.
According to the Bakersfield Police Department, officers attempted to pull over a reported stolen vehicle in the 300 block of South Union Avenue at around 11:30 a.m. The driver of the vehicle sped off toward eastbound Highway 58 and officers followed.
An officer lost control of the patrol vehicle at the eastbound onramp to the highway and crashed into a tree injuring both officers inside. Emergency responders needed to cut the driving officer out from the damaged patrol vehicle.
The driver suffered moderate injuries, and the passenger suffered minor injuries. Both officers were taken to a hospital in stable condition.
Police located the vehicle the officers were pursuing abandoned by California Highway Patrol officers.
Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call Bakersfield police at 661-327-7111.
During a traffic stop, immediately pull over. Do not attempt to flee the scene. It can only lead to dangerous accidents. Always choose to be a responsible driver.
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