Three Individuals Hospitalized after High-Speed Collision near Union Avenue

BAKERSFIELD, CA (August 31, 2023) – Wednesday night, three were injured following a stolen vehicle pursuit on California Avenue.

At around 8:11 p.m., two California Police Officers were pursuing a stolen vehicle near the 2100 block of Bradley Avenue.

The police eventually ended up pulling back from ground pursuit and continued pursuing the suspect by helicopter. Later police responded to a collision where the suspect crashed into another vehicle near California Avenue and Union Avenue. The crash ended up injuring three people.

Emergency crews arrived at the site of the collision shortly after and provided first-aid to the victims before transporting them to the hospital.

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.


It is important to have strong legal representation when injured in a pursuit accident. Reach out to the car accident attorneys at Sweet James today. With 20 years of experience in the field, they know what it takes to help you win your case. Their team understands what you are going through, and they are here to help you seek justice and compensation. Call their office at 1-800-900-0000 for a free and confidential case evaluation. You can reach them 24 hours a day and 7 days a week through email, text, and online chat.

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