Accident Scene Blocks Hwy. 178 During Rush Hour

Accident Scene Blocks Hwy. 178 During Rush Hour

BAKERSFIELD - The evening Rush Hour Commute was slow on Highway 178 Tuesday after a vehicle accident blocked the number 3 lane.

Traffic was backed up for about an hour and CHP officer were re-routing traffic one Beale Rd.

Authorities said the accident happened around 5:20 p.m. just West of Mt. Vernon.

Two people were rushed to the hospital. One of the victims reportedly had spinal injuries.

The wreckage was cleared and traffic was back to normal by 6:30 p.m.

No word on the condition of the victims.

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