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BPD: Driver in crash near bluffs taken to hospital by passerby

Car Found Split in Two, Bakersfield
Car Found Split in Two, Bakersfield
Car Found Split in Two, Bakersfield
Car Found Split in Two, Bakersfield
Car Found Split in Two, Bakersfield
Car Found Split in Two, Bakersfield
Car Found Split in Two, Bakersfield
Car Found Split in Two, Bakersfield
Car Found Split in Two, Bakersfield
Posted at 10:59 AM, Jul 13, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-13 20:23:31-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KERO) — UPDATE (2:51 PM): The Bakersfield Police Department said a driver involved a single-car crash Wednesday near the bluffs suffered a minor injury and was taken by a passerby to a local hospital.

The crash was reported shortly before 8:30 a.m. on Manor Street near Denise Avenue.

When officers arrived they found a car with significant damage after hitting a pillar but the drive had already been taken to a hospital by a passerby.

Speed appears to be a factor in the crash, said BPD.

BPD said alcohol or drugs do not appear to be a factor in the crash.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information should call BPD at 661-327-7111.


A bizarre story near the bluffs after police found a car split in two with no driver in sight.

Bakersfield police were notified of a single car accident around 8:30 a.m. Wednesday morning on southbound Manor Street at the Panorama Drive overpass. Officers found the Honda Accord split in two. The back of the car was under the overpass while the driver's compartment continued "up the hill" coming to rest about 50 yards away.

No one was in the car. Officers searched the surrounding area but did not find the driver.

Officials at the scene are investigating an eyewitness report claiming the driver got into a car that was behind the crash and they drove away.

The investigation is ongoing.