Injuries Reported in Taft Car Accident on Kern Street near 1st Street
TAFT, CA (July 23, 2020) – Several people sustained injuries in a two-car accident on Kern Street Thursday evening.
According to the Taft Police Department, the incident happened at about 8:00 PM. An eastbound Chevrolet SUV attempted to enter the intersection when a northbound vehicle pulled out in front of the SUV. Then, the two vehicles collided near 1st Street.
As per reports, the woman driving the SUV and two children did not sustain serious injuries and were not hospitalized.
Meanwhile, four people inside the other vehicle sustained injuries. Hall Ambulance later transported two people, a man and a woman, both aged 26, to a hospital with minor to moderate injuries.
Officers shut down the intersection for an hour to make way for clearing operations and an investigation.
Taft police continue to investigate the collision. Authorities will release additional information once it becomes available.
It is important to always be alert when behind the wheel of any vehicle. When approaching an intersection, prepare to slow down and scan for hazards. Always follow the rules of the road and practice defensive driving.
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