Car drives into canal near Wible Road, injuries reported

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One person reportedly sustained major injuries after a car ended up in a canal southwest of Bakersfield.

California Highway Patrol responded to a canal on Herring Road, one mile east of Wible Road after a car ended up in the canal.

The accident happened when a Honda attempted to pass an SUV on the dirt shoulder.  The SUV made a U-turn into the car, pushing it into the canal, according to CHP Officer Sally Barker. 

When 17News arrived to the scene, a person was being treated in an ambulance. Crews on scene asked a farmer nearby to help pull the ambulance out of the mud after getting stuck.

The person was transported to Kern Medical. Seven other people involved did not sustain injuries.

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