[05-06-2024] Kern County, CA – Two People Severely Injured Following Two-Vehicle Head-On Collision in Northwest Bakersfield

Published May 7, 2024

[05-06-2024] Two People Severely Injured Following Two-Vehicle Head-On Collision in Northwest BakersfieldTwo people were injured following a two-vehicle head-on collision in northwest Bakersfield on Monday morning, May 6, 2024. 

According to the Kern County Fire Department, the collision happened around 6:30 a.m. in the area of Snow and Zerker roads. 

Authorities stated that two vehicles collided head-on, resulting in severe damages and life-threatening injuries. 

Police said that one person was pinned in and had to be extracted from one of the vehicles. Two individuals were transported to a local hospital with major injuries. At this time, there is no available information regarding the identities of the victims. 

The cause of the crash remains under investigation. Further details have yet to be released by the responding officials. 

Don’t Know What To Do After An Accident?

Your safety and rights depend on what you do next after an accident. Remember the following steps if you find yourself in one:

  • Check yourself for any injuries.
  • Stay on the scene, call 9-1-1, and wait for emergency responders.
  • Move your vehicle to the road shoulder if safe; turn on hazard lights.
  • Fully cooperate with law enforcement and stay until cleared to leave.
  • Document the scene and injuries with photos and videos.
  • Seek immediate medical attention.
  • Contact your insurance company and find a personal injury lawyer for legal advice.

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