Police: Stolen car crashed into Bakersfield home on Beech Street

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Ambulance and police personnel were sent out to the area of 20th and Elm streets in Central Bakersfield following a car crashing into a home.

Police told 23ABC reporter Cris Ornelas that a stolen car ended up crashing into a home in the Westchester area at about 11:40 a.m.

Bakersfield police said they got a call from parole officers who were following a stolen car near Highway 178 and Union Avenue.

Officials said the driver pulled over briefly downtown but then took off again.

Do to the area they were in and the high rate-of-speed, officers said they terminated the pursuit.

Officers received a call a short time later that the same vehicle they were pursuing had crashed into a home.

Police said the driver took the corner quickly and lost control and crashed into the home.

Police said that there was an elderly couple babysitting their grandchild inside the home at the time of the crash.

There were no reported injuries to the couple or the child.

Bakersfield police officers said that two people were in the car at the time of the crash. One was spotted walking down the street from the crash and was quickly apprehended. That person was taken to a local hospital with minor injuries.

The second person was removed from the car and taken to the hospital with major injuries, officers told 23ABC.




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