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BPD: Fatal traffic collision on Chester Ave. and Richland

Posted at 10:39 AM, Nov 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-10 15:36:45-05

UPDATE (November 10, 12:30 p.m.): Bakersfield Police say one man is dead after he was thrown from his motorcycle at a high rate of speed Friday morning on Chester Avenue near Richland Street.

According to BPD, officers responded to a motorcycle versus vehicle crash around 9:55 a.m. and found a man in the middle of the roadway. That man was pronounced dead at the scene. 

BPD says after a preliminary investigation it was determined the man was traveling southbound on Chester Ave. between 50 and 60 miles an hour. They say it appears the motorcyclist did not stop at a red light and hit a utility trailer being pulled by a one ton truck. 

The man in the truck was not injured or under the influence of drugs or alcohol. It has not been determined whether the man on the motorcycle was under the influence of drugs and alcohol. 

The identity of the man who died at the scene has not yet been released. 

Anyone who may have witnessed the scene or has any information is encouraged to contact the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111. 


UPDATE (November 10, 2017 11:30 a.m.): According to Bakersfield Police the traffic collision, which involved a motorcycle, is a fatal accident. 

South Chester Avenue has been shut down from Brundage Lane to the south side of Highway 58. 


Bakersfield Police are on scene for a major injury traffic collision on Chester Ave. and Richland. 

It is currently unknown how many cars were involved. 

This is a breaking news story, check back for updates.