Motorcycle-Auto Collision near Coffee Road Left Officer Injured

BAKERSFIELD, CA (July 14, 2023) – Wednesday afternoon, a motorcycle crash on Brimhall Road leaves Bakersfield Police officer injured. The collision occurred around 1:19 p.m. at the intersection of Brimhall Road and Coffee Road. Based on the police report, a BPD motorcycle traffic officer hit a stalled vehicle partially blocking the roadway. As a result, the officer suffered moderate injuries and was eventually rushed to a local hospital for treatment. Meanwhile, the woman inside the stalled vehicle remained uninjured. The reason why the woman’s vehicle stopped and partially block the roadway remains unclear, Sgt. Robert Pair said. No further details regarding the incident have been released to the public at this time. Those who witnessed the Brimhall Road motorcycle crash are asked to contact the Bakersfield Police Department at 661-327-7111. It is important to observe proper caution when riding a motorcycle. Do not underestimate the bike’s speed. When turning or changing lanes, use hand and turn signals to give other drivers enough time to slow down and prepare for you to get over. To increase visibility, wear brightly colored clothes and reflective tape. For other drivers, check all your mirrors and blind spots for motorcycles before merging with traffic or changing lanes, especially at intersections. Also, allow more following distance when behind a motorcycle. This gives them more time to react or stop in an emergency. Create safer roads and save lives by abiding by all traffic laws and observing safety precautions.
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