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Bakersfield police investigating crash that left one person with moderate to major injuries

Posted at 10:18 PM, Apr 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-03 01:20:15-04

A person was taken to the hospital with moderate to major injuries following a crash in southwest Bakersfield Monday. 

Bakersfield police responded to Harris Road between Ashe Road and Gosford Road Monday around 4:40 p.m. for reports of a single vehicle crash. 

When officers got on scene they found that a gardening truck and trailer driven by Luis Choquehuanca-Jara left the roadway and struck a tree. 

An adult passenger in the truck was taken to a local hospital with moderate to major injuries. They are listed in critical condition, but is expected to survive. 

Alcohol and drugs do not appear to be a factor. The cause of the collision remains under investigation. 

Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact BPD at 327-7111.