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Four people injured after vehicle collides with parked vehicle and building

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Posted at 7:33 AM, Jul 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-24 10:33:05-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Four people were injured in East Bakersfield after a crash ended with a vehicle driving into a commercial building, hitting two workers inside, the California Highway Patrol reported.

CHP said on Wednesday, officers responded to a crash around 7 p.m. to the areas of Niles Street and Isabel Road.

According to CHP, a Black Infinity was heading westbound on Niles St. at a high rate of speed with two other vehicles. For unknown reasons, the driver lost control of his Infinity and veered across both eastbound lanes where he collided into a Nissan SUV, which was parked off the roadway and in front of a commercial building.

After colliding into the Nissan, the Infinity drove into the commercial building, striking two workers who were inside the building. Both workers were taken to the hospital.

The Infinity continued through the building and struck a wall.

The Nissan was propelled in a southwesterly direction and came to rest in front of additional businesses just west of the collision scene. The man and woman inside the Nissan were not wearing seat belts according to CHP and both were taken to the hospital.

This collision is still under investigation. Anyone who witnessed or has information pertaining to this crash is asked to contact the Bakersfield Area CHP office at (661) 396-6600.