Officials Investigate Bakersfield Train Crash
BAKERSFIELD, CA (January 14, 2020) — Late Sunday evening, a train and a vehicle collided at Fruitvale Avenue and Snow Road.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the crash happened around 10:33 p.m. First responders arrived to the area shortly after receiving multiple dispatch calls.
It is currently unclear whether anyone suffered injuries or whether anyone had been inside the car at the time of impact.
Additionally, CHP incident reports say that the crash did not happen at a railroad crossing. The surrounding area on Fruitvale Avenue was closed for a brief time during the initial investigation.
Because details remain scant, authorities plan to examine this crash further. More information should be updated once investigators determine the cause and circumstances.
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