BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Two children are hospitalized with major injuries after a vehicle collided with a house in northwest Bakersfield Friday evening, according to the California Highway Patrol Traffic Incident Information Page.
According to CHP, the crash happened around 7:35 p.m. on Phairfield Street and two juveniles were pinned under a vehicle.
The driver was identified as Raymond Allen Leonard, 57, of Bakersfield. According to CHP Officer Tomas Martinez, Leonard was driving his 2012 Dodge Charger eastbound on Powder River Avenue toward Phairfield Street at an unknown speed. Leonard failed to safely make a southbound turn onto Phairfield Street, and the Dodge traveled across Phairfield Street and into the residence.
Both juveniles, only identified as a 5-year-old girl and 7-year-old boy, were in a bedroom that the Dodge Charger crashed into. Both juveniles were transported to Kern Medical for major injuries, Martinez said.
Leonard was placed under arrest for driving under the influence and causing injury. He was booked into the Kern County Jail, according to Martinez.