2 Injured in Dustin Acres Car Accident
DUSTIN ACRES, CA (February 7, 2019) – Two people were transported to a hospital following a head-on crash on Highway 119 in Dustin Acres on February 5.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the alleged drunk driver almost crashed with two Kern County Fire Department engines before hitting an oncoming sedan. CHP Officers were already at the scene after a report of a wrong way driver when the collision happened at 6:33 p.m. at Dustin Acres Road.
67-year-old Louise Allen was driving west in the eastbound lane approaching oncoming traffic.
The CHP revealed that the two eastbound fire engines were able to drove out of her way. However, another driver, 41-year-old Humberto Vazquez Jr. of Bakersfield, could not. Allen’s Buick Lacrosse crashed head-on with Vasquez’ Honda Civic.
Allen and Vasquez were transported to Kern Medical Center for treatment. Vasquez sustained major injuries while Allen had minor injuries.
Allen was later booked into Kern County Jail on one count of felony drunk driving causing injury, and her bail was set at $10,000.
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