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Man dies following collision on University Avenue

A man who was the passenger of a vehicle that collided with another at University Avenue and Columbus Street has died, according to the Bakersfield Police Department. BPD said in a news release two vehicles collided at 4:22 p.m. Tuesday, causing the male passenger to sustain moderate injuries. He died while undergoing medical treatment at 8:15 p.m. Wednesday, according to BPD.
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Two people identified in deadly crash on I-5 at SR 43

Bakersfield, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — The California Highway Patrol said they were called around 11 a.m. for a vehicle that had overturned and crashed into the center divider on I-5 near State Route 43. When they arrived, they found two people had been ejected from their car and killed and another...
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Survey of Bakersfield diesel prices reveals $0.96 savings at cheapest station

(BAKERSFIELD, CA) The price of diesel varies by as much as $0.96 in the greater Bakersfield area, according to a recent price survey. The survey, which looked at prices across the Bakersfield area on Tuesday, found that Fastrip at 805 34Th Sthad the cheapest advertised diesel, at just $3.53 per gallon. By comparison, the most expensive station in the area was Chevron at 2525 White Ln, which listed a per-gallon price of $4.49.
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Ground broken for The Loop Train Overlook Viewing Platform

Construction started Monday on Tehachap's much-anticipated Loop Train Overlook Viewing Platform. Safety concerns are now being addressed and rail fans will have an enhanced and safer viewing experience. The platform will allow viewers to be safely off the roadway shoulder for watching the trains. Over the last 100-plus years, thousands...
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Amtrak San Joaquins plans to restore service on some routes as ridership rebounds

As pandemic restrictions have eased and communities reopen, increased ridership on the Central Valley's Amtrak system has prompted the authority that represents the 365-mile San Joaquin Corridor to announce plans for restoring passenger service on certain routes. "This increase in service will improve connectivity for the summer travel season," said...
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Pedestrian outside crosswalk hit by vehicle, dies

A woman pushing a shopping cart in the middle of a road outside a crosswalk was hit by a vehicle Friday night and died, according to Bakersfield police. It happened at 10:04 p.m. in the 1400 block of East Truxtun Avenue. The female driver was not hurt and police said...
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Dash cam video captures violent crash that left one dead on I-5

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — The California Highway Patrol said at least one person has died in a crash along I-5 north of the Kern County Raceway Park Friday morning. It happened around 5:56 a.m. on northbound I-5 just north of Stockdale Highway. CHP said one big rig and a Dodge...
Bakersfield, CABakersfield Californian

BPD warns of heatstroke in vehicles

As blistering temperatures continue, the Bakersfield Police Department is issuing a reminder about the seriousness of heatstroke inside vehicles. The department noted that last year 25 children died from heatstroke inside vehicles in the United States. And it's happened close to home; a child died in Visalia on June 3 when a mother left her child in a vehicle.
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Nighttime closure slated for Commerce Drive

Commerce Drive will be closed in both directions from 9 p.m. Monday to 5 a.m. Tuesday to remove falsework, according to the city of Bakersfield. Necessary traffic will be allowed through, with an expected wait time of 10 minutes. The construction schedule may change without notice due to unforeseen circumstances.
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Everardo Perez Jr. Killed in Head-On Crash on Q Street [Bakersfield, CA]

26-Year-Old Driver Dies in Fatal Head-On Collision on Q Street. As per Bakersfield Police, the accident happened around 9:40 p.m., on June 12. Additionally, officers received calls about two other collisions near Q Street. Officers responded and discovered that one crash involved a pedestrian who suffered moderate injuries and another...
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Bakersfield Police remind the community the dangers of hot vehicles

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — According to the Bakersfield Police Department, last year, 25 children died from heatstroke inside vehicles in the United States. And the second child to to die this year of Pediatric Vehicular Heatstroke (PVH) was reported in the town of Visalia, CA, on June 3, 2021 when a mother left her 3-year-old child inside a vehicle. In that case the outside temperature was 102 degrees.