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Suspect arrested after allegedly running red light, hitting KCSO deputy's SUV

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Posted at 9:33 AM, Aug 30, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-31 15:25:43-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KERO) — The California Highway Patrol reported that a suspect was arrested Monday who allegedly fled a collision in Bakersfield.

One Saturday, A Kern County Sheriff Deputy's SUV was struck by a 2004 Silverado truck that ran a red light at the intersection on Virginia and Niles streets, according to the CHP.

Abram Parra Pantoja, 27, of Arvin, was arrested on suspicion of felony driving under the influence, felony hit and run, and driving with a suspended license.

The truck also hit a traffic signal before overturning in a nearby parking lot, according to the CHP. The driver of the truck then fled, said the CHP.

The deputy suffered moderate injuries and sent to Kern Medical Center. A female passenger of the truck suffered moderate to major injuries and a male passenger suffered minor injuries. Both were taken to Kern Medical Center.

Anyone with information regarding this collision should contact the CHP Bakersfield Area Office at 661-396-6600.