Two Children Hospitalized after Solo-Vehicle Crash in Northwest Bakersfield

BAKERSFIELD, CA (September 26, 2023) – Friday evening, a DUI crash into a house left Raymond Allen Leonard arrested and two children hospitalized. Authorities received reports of two juveniles pinned under a vehicle at around 7:35 p.m., at 3900 Phairfield Street. Upon arrival, the officers learned that a 2012 Dodge Charger traveling eastbound on Powder River Avenue failed to negotiate a southbound turn. As a result, the Dodge went across Phairfield Street and into a bedroom of a residence. Responding emergency personnel extricated the two children and transported them to Kern Medical for treatment of major injuries. Officials identified the children to be a 5-year-old girl and a 7-year-old boy. Meanwhile, police arrested the Dodge driver, 33-year-old Raymond Allen Leonard, for driving under the influence and causing injury. Leonard was booked into Kern County Jail, according to CHP Officer Tomas Martinez. Thinking, reasoning and muscle coordination are essential in operating a vehicle safely. However, these are impaired when alcohol and certain medications or illegal drugs are in the body. Never drive while impaired as the consequences can be devastating for you and for others. When buzzed or drunk, it is best to request an Uber, Lyft, or a taxi. If possible, reach out to a family member or a friend to come and pick you up. By being responsible, you can keep yourself and others on the road safe.
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