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Driver Severely Injured in Semi-Truck Accident on Highway 58 near Chester Avenue

BAKERSFIELD, CA (July 20, 2021 ) – Thursday evening, a driver sustained life-threatening injuries in a semi-truck accident on Highway 58.

The crash occurred at around 5:50 p.m., on Highway 58, near Chester Avenue. Dispatchers arrived to the area shortly after.

According to CHP, a white Nissan was rear-ended and eventually pinned underneath a semi-truck. Emergency crews used a crane to lift the trailer and pull the driver out from underneath.

The driver of the Nissan suffered severe injuries and was taken to a nearby hospital for further treatment.

According to CHP, authorities are looking into whether the driver of the yellow semi-truck was using a smartphone at the time of the collision.

Once available, more information will be released about the semi-truck accident on Highway 58.


Because of their sheer size, large vehicles like semi-trucks and trailers increase the risk of a crash. So, if you’re driving one, always be mindful of your vehicle’s large height and weight. Maintain your travel lane and follow the speed limit. Also, adjust accordingly to give way for lane changes and other vehicles.


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