Leona Pennock and Norman Byrd Injured in Accident on Highway 119 in Taft

Leona Pennock and Norman Byrd Injured in Accident on Highway 119 in Taft

Leona Pennock and Norman Byrd Injured in Accident on Highway 119 in Taft

Two Injured in Solo-Car Crash on Eastbound 119 Freeway near Tupman Road

 
TAFT, CA (April 10, 2018) – A man and woman were injured in a single-vehicle collision on the eastbound Highway 119, late Tuesday afternoon.
 
Around 4:30 PM, 54-Year-old Norman Byrd was traveling eastbound in a 2007 Nissan Altima when he hit a bump, just west of Tupman Road. He lost control of the car and drove off the road, where he struck an embankment.
 
Byrd complained of back pain and was transported to the Kern Medical Center. His passenger, 77-year-old Leona Pennock, was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash, and sustained major injuries. She was flown to Kern with multiple lacerations and possible broken bones, according to CHP Officer Adam Tyler. There is no update on her current condition.
 
Police officials continue to investigate the accident. It is believed that mechanical issues may have played a part in the collision.
 
No other information has been released at this time.


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