One Driver Hospitalized after Semi-Truck Crash near Broome Road

BAKERSFIELD, CA (May 25, 2022) Thursday afternoon, one unidentified driver sustained injuries in a big rig collision on Highway 58.

The California Highway Patrol officers responded around 12:30 p.m. on eastbound Highway 58, east of Broome Road.

As per reports, two big rig trailers collided on the freeway. One of the trucks was transporting wine, while the other one was loaded with broccoli. Although the events leading to the crash are unknown at this time.

Responding emergency crews then provided medical aid and hospitalized the injured driver who was suffering from moderate injuries.

Additionally, a small brush fire broke out, possibly as a result of the collision between the two big rigs. Firefighters arrived and quickly extinguished the fire. The surrounding area was temporarily shutdown to allow for cleanup.

At this time, officers have not released further information, however, an active investigation is underway.

It is important to always be alert when behind the wheel of any vehicle. When approaching a stop sign, prepare to slow down and scan for hazards before entering the intersection. Always follow the rules of the road and practice defensive driving.

If you or a loved one has suffered injuries in a car crash involving a big-rig, talk to the personal injury lawyers at Sweet James. Their team will provide you with the support you need to recover both physically and financially. With over 20 years of experience in the field, they can help you fight for your legal rights. Call their office at (800) 975-3435 for a free and confidential case evaluation. Need help after hours? You can also reach them 24 hours a day and 7 days a week through email, text, and online chat. If you are a family member of any of the victims involved in this accident, they may be able to help you obtain the police report. Click here to request a police report.

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