Driver in Custody after Pursuit Ends in Crash Near Fairfax Road

BAKERSFIELD, CA (August 8, 2023) – Friday night, four people suffered injuries following a police chase that ended in a traffic crash on Niles Street.

Initially, deputies were attempting to pull over a felony suspect just before 9:30 p.m. at Niles Street and Fairfax Road intersection.

After a short while, the vehicle was reported to have collided with another vehicle. However, the total number of vehicles involved remains unclear.

According to the witnesses’ account, the hood of the two vehicles received significant damages.

Furthermore, one of the witnesses reported that the suspect collided head-on with a vehicle turning east on Niles Street, causing the suspect’s vehicle to catch on fire.

In the end, medical responders transported four patients to a hospital with unspecified injuries. Police also managed to put the suspect in custody.

The identities of those involved in the crash remain undisclosed to the public. Bakersfield officials are encouraging anyone with additional information about the Niles Street traffic crash to contact them as soon as possible.

Thousands of people are injured each year due to reckless driving. If you’re behind the wheel, pay full attention to the road and your surroundings. Do not engage in any non-driving activity that creates a potential distraction. You can help prevent an accident by abiding by all traffic laws and observing safety precautions.

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