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One person arrested after hit-and-run crash

Posted at 10:36 PM, Feb 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-09 15:06:14-05

UPDATE (Feb. 9th, 2018 12:00 p.m.): Bakersfield Police Officer Sergeant Kroeker said 58-year-old Koreen Tokunaga was arrested after fleeing the scene of the crash.

Tokunaga was booked on driving while license is suspended or revoked and failure to provide proof of insurance at the scene of the accident. According to the jail website, there is no bail.


On Wednesday, Feb. 7th Bakersfield Police officers responded to 2nd Street and Union Ave. after a report of a two-vehicle crash.

When they arrived, officers found one of the vehicles had overturned and those involved had sustained minor injuries. One adult male passenger in the in the overturned vehicle was having trouble breathing.

As an officer was helping the man, a second accident happened on 2nd Street. The driver of that vehicle hit a wooden power pole causing two live power lines to drop onto the road. 

The driver of that vehicle tried to flee the scene on foot but was arrested by officers for a hit-and-run and for outstanding warrants.

Those involved in the first crash were taken to nearby hospitals to be treated for their injuries.