UPDATE (11/3): A man who was seriously injured in a collision on Stockdale Highway at Enos Lane on Thursday has died, according to the Kern County Sheriff’s Office.
The department said 54-year-old Andrew Donley Apsit died from his injuries on Monday at Kern Medical.
UPDATE (Oct. 30): BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — A man who was seriously hurt after a crash and attempted carjacking in Southwest Bakersfield is also a suspect in a carjacking and kidnapping attempt just miles away.
The Kern County Sheriff’s Office says it started Thursday afternoon when the suspect stole a BMW on Mount Lowe Drive, near the Stockdale Country Club. Deputies say a woman was in the BMW, but she managed to jump out near the Shops at River Walk. That led to the collision at the roundabout at Stockdale Highway and Enos Lane. The suspect collided with a pickup truck, and CHP said he tried to carjack the driver of the pickup truck but failed.
The man then tried to carjack another pickup truck and tried to get into the truck, was dragged several hundred feet and fell off as the driver sped away. The suspect was taken to a hospital with major injuries.
KCSO identified the suspect as Andrew Apsit and is due in court on Monday, according to court records.
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — A suspected carjacker suffered major injuries after a collision at Stockdale Highway and Enos Lane on Thursday afternoon, according to CHP.
CHP says the suspect was driving a BMW and collided head-on, heading the wrong way with another truck at the traffic circle at Stockdale Highway an Enos Lane at around 3:30 p.m. CHP says the BMW driver got out and tried to enter the truck, but couldn’t.
Buttonwillow CHP Public Information Officer Adam Taylor said the BMW driver then jumped onto the driver side door of another pickup truck and hung on until the suspect fell off and landed onto eastbound lanes of Stockdale Highway as the pickup driver sped away.
The BMW driver was taken to a Bakersfield hospital with major injuries. Taylor said the Kern County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the suspect as possibly being involved in a separate kidnapping and carjacking investigation.
No others were injured at Stockdale Highway and Enos Lane, Taylor said.
We will update this story as we learn more information.