2 Injured in Semi-Truck Accident on Highway 58 [Kern County, CA]
Two Hospitalized after Big-Rig Collision near Keene
KERN COUNTY, CA (September 22, 2022) – Early Tuesday morning, a semi-truck accident on Highway 58 left two victims injured.
Kern County firefighters responded to the scene around 1:30 a.m., just east of Keene.
According to reports, the collision involves three semi-trailer trucks. Responding officials found the cab of one of the trucks crashed into a trailer of another.
In addition, rescuers also extricated one person trapped in the wreckage. Two people were transported to a hospital for life-threatening injuries.
At this time, the identities of those involved in the crash have not been disclosed. No further details regarding the Highway 58 semi-truck accident have been released to the public; however, Kern County Officials will provide more information once available.
Like other truck accidents, unsecured cargo and lost load can cause death, serious injury, and/or property damage. While it is the truck driver’s duty to inspect the load to ensure it is adequately secured and safe to travel, the trucking company also has to make sure that safety procedures are followed to prevent accidents. Before heading out on the road, inspect the load properly. As safety rules require, make sure the load or cargo is secure within 50 miles of beginning the trip. Make any necessary adjustments as needed.
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