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California Highway Patrol vehicle rear-ended in east Bakersfield

Posted at 7:01 PM, Mar 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-24 00:37:22-04

A California Highway Patrol vehicle was rear-ended in a crash in east Bakersfield near Bernard Street and Anza Street Friday afternoon. 

The California Highway Patrol officer was at the scene of a non-injury crash in the #1 lane that happened around 6:24 p.m. and moved his vehicle over to lane #2 to protect the scene from traffic, according to CHP.

That was when another vehicle rear-ended the CHP vehicle, which was unoccupied.

The driver of the vehicle was wearing a seatbelt and was taken to Kern Medical after complaining of chest pains. 

It is unknown is drugs and/or alcohol or distractions played a role in the accident, according to CHP.