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On Saturday January 4, 2014 a driver of a Chevy half-ton pickup (loaded with pipe) suffered some major injuries after he crashed into a semi truck at an intersection at 7th Standard and Quinn roads.
The Bakersfield California Highway Patrol Police were the ones to respond to the scene of the accident. The accident happened around ten o’clock in the morning. The officer at the scene stated that the driver of the 1/2 pickup was heading East on 7th Standard Road. The man came up to the intersection which had a red light at the time at Quinn Road. The Semi Truck was hauling two trailers had just exited the Northbound Highway 99. He had the go at the green light at the same intersection.
The Semi was making the left turn onto the Westbound 7th Standard when the 1/2 ton truck had attempted to stop, unfortunately he continued through the intersection. He hit the driver’side real axle of the semi truck and the front trailer.
The 1/2 ton truck driver was taken to the local Kern Medical Center for his treatment. The semi driver did complain of some neck pain but he refused to seek medical attention.
Police say that the 1/2 ton truck was loaded with a “large amount” of two-inch pipe. The investigators will weigh the load to see if it was overweight according to the Manufacture’s maximum recommendations.
The Officer on Scene stated:
When (the driver) was attempting to brake, that worked against him.
This accident caused a fuel leak, luckily the Kern County Roads workers were quick to respond to the intersection accident. They were quick to help clean most of the spill up. Police say that they do not know the name of either drivers of the accident at this time.
Daniel A. Gibalevich
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