Car careens off Westside Parkway in Bakersfield

Car flipped fown embankment at Truxtun Ave.

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Two people are recovering at Kern Medical Center after a dangerous curve in the Westside Parkway claimed yet another car.

At about 1:30 a.m., a car landed on its roof after it flipped off the Westside Parkway where eastbound lanes curve sharply at the Truxtun Extension.

The driver, identified as 32-year-old Julio Cesar Chavez, and his passenger suffered non-life threatening injuries.

The Bakersfield Police Department said Chavez was driving under the influence.

23ABC first covered the lack of guardrails along that section of road in the days after the parkway opened.

READ | Bakersfield's Westside Parkway off-ramp to get guard rails, skidmarks spotted near ramp Thursday: http://bit.ly/1eaf33K

The City of Bakersfield has since installed lights and plans to build a guardrail in the coming weeks.

The investigation is still ongoing. 

READ | The lack of guardrail on teh Truxtun off-ramp for the Westside Parkway worries drivers: http://bit.ly/15R9Svw

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