UPDATE: 3 injured in DUI collision on Truxtun Avenue near Westside Parkway

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UPDATE (7/13): The man who caused the crash is believed to have been driving under the influence and will be arrested on suspicion of DUI causing injury once he is medically cleared, according to the Bakersfield Police Department.

The department said the motorist was driving a truck westbound on Truxtun Avenue when he lost control of the vehicle and crossed into the eastbound lanes, colliding with two other occupied vehicles. The truck overturned and caught fire.

The driver and single occupant of the truck was rescued by a passerby and the fire was extinguished by another passerby with a fire extinguisher, according to BPD.

The driver suffered moderate injuries and two other motorists also suffered minor to moderate injuries. One of them was taken to a local hospital for treatment.


(7/12): BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — A man has suffered moderate injuries following a two-vehicle crash on Truxtun Avenue, near Westside Parkway Monday evening, according to officials.

The crash happened around 7:43 p.m., according to PulsePoint. Officials say the man was ejected from the vehicle. A woman involved in the collision suffered minor injuries. The Westside Parkway freeway and Truxtun Avenue are currently closed in both directions.

Anyone with information on the collision is asked to call the Bakersfield Police Department at 661-327-7111.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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