Collision causes public street damage in Bakersfield

Stop sign, business sign damaged


Public street damage was done in Bakersfield, after a tow truck swerved to avoid hitting another vehicle on Saturday.

On Jan. 19, shortly before 1:30 p.m., officers of the Bakersfield Police Department went to Union Avenue regarding a traffic collision.

Officers said they found that a tow truck traveling north on Union Avenue left the roadway, struck a stop sign, entered the parking lot of a business and hit a parked vehicle.

The driver of the tow truck said that he had veered off the road in an attempt to avoid hitting another vehicle which had made an unsafe turn in front of him. That vehicle did not remain at the scene.

The tow truck driver suffered a minor laceration, but refused medical aid.

The occupant of the parked vehicle received minor injuries and was taken to a local hospital for evaluation. 

A stop sign, a business sign and a cinder-block planter were damaged. 

The collision remains under investigation. Anyone who has information is asked to contact Bakersfield Police Officer Brandon Shankle at 327 – 7111.


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