BAKERSFIELD, Calif. –
UPDATE (Sept. 19, 12:30 p.m.): The District 5 Supervisor’s Workplace stated they plan to spend $644,000 to pave the shoulder between Arvin and Lamont in hopes of creating the world safer.
By means of a partnership with Kern Council of Governance and Caltrans, this will probably be 1 / 4 of a mile to half of a mile of pavement.
An intersection simply east of Bakersfield has been the situation of two out of the forty nine lethal crashes within the Bakersfield CHP jurisdiction to date this yr.
“This yr on the intersection of Panama Lane and Comanche Drive there have been two deadly collisions and proper now our complete deadly collisions for the yr up to now is forty nine,” stated Robert Rodriguez, Bakersfield CHP.
The CHP has been referred to as to the intersection of Comanche Drive and East Panama Lane twice already this yr for 2 lethal crashes inflicting 4 individuals to die.
One crash was simply two weeks in the past, the place 17-yr-previous Johnathan Garcia was killed when crossing the road, by a automotive.
“17-years-previous, and had an entire life forward of him,” stated Rodriguez.
The opposite was again in March the place three individuals died in a DUI associated crash. A decide-up truck was driving eighty mph and collided right into a Mercedes killing the driving force Antonio Pantoja from Arvin and passenger Theresa Chavoya. The person driving the truck, Frankie Vega, from Lamont was killed as properly.
The CHP says there are not any stops on Comanche Drive and cross visitors is signaled by a cease signal
“That’s why it’s so essential for us to advertise this security message to everybody that’s out, once more, drive defensively when you’re on the market,”
The speed of lethal crashes for the Bakersfield CHP this yr thus far, is forty nine and it is just September.
“Sadly with having forty nine deadly collisions thus far, we are literally on monitor to both meet or surpass final yr’s numbers.”
The CHP reminds individuals to remain protected whereas driving and keep in mind to depend on their headlights at night time and to by no means drink and drive.