UPDATE (10:30 a.m.): A 29-year-old Tulare woman suffered moderate injuries in this morning’s collision, according to the CHP.
The department said the woman was driving a Cadillac southbound on Highway 65 while two big rigs were heading northbound on the 65. Just south of Famoso Road, the department said the Cadillac veered into the northbound lane and sideswiped the left side of one of the trucks.
The CHP said the driver of the semi lost control of his vehicle and became jackknifed across the roadway. The Cadillac continued southbound and struck the front end of the other semi. The driver then lost control of his truck and overturned, blocking both lanes on Highway 65.
The driver of the Cadillac suffered moderate injuries and was taken to Kern Medical for treatment, according to the CHP. The big rig drivers were not injured.
The department said alcohol is believed to a factor into the crash, which is still under investigation.
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — At least one person has been seriously injured in a collision involving two big rigs on Highway 65 north of Bakersfield.
The California Highway Patrol is reporting that at around 5 a.m., a semi truck overturned and collided with another semi as well as a third vehicle on Highway 65 at Famoso Road. The department said the passenger vehicle caught fire following the collision and that one person was trapped inside the vehicle.
The CHP said Hwy. 65 is currently closed at Famoso Road and is expected to be closed for at least a few hours.
This article will be updated when more information becomes available.
SR65 will be closed for several hours for cleanup. pic.twitter.com/4IByAJzjmN— CHP Bakersfield (@BakersfieldChp) May 5, 2021