Man Killed, 2 Injured in Motorcycle Crash on Taft Highway [Bakersfield, CA]


Vehicle Accident on Heather Meadows Drive Left One Dead, Two Hurt

BAKERSFIELD, CA (June 9, 2022) – A motorcycle crash on Taft Highway left one dead and two injured Monday evening.

The accident around 9:20 p.m. at Taft Highway and Heather Meadows Drive, according to initial reports.

Eventually, paramedics arrived at the scene and transported the motorcyclist to a hospital, where he later succumbed to his injuries.

Investigators said the rider was going east on Taft Highway when another vehicle traveling in the same direction made an illegal u-turn causing the rider to crash into it.

Officials reported two other people sustained minor injuries. At this time, the identity of the deceased victim remains unknown.

Bakersfield Officials are asking anyone with information about the motorcycle crash to contact (661) 327-7111.

No further details regarding the accident are public at this time; however, more information will be provided once made available.


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