1 Person Hurt in Bakersfield Train Accident at Edison Highway and Mount Vernon Avenue
Bakersfield, California (May 28, 2020) – Authorities are investigating a Wednesday night train accident that left one person injured in Bakersfield.
The crash occurred at about 9:22 p.m., on May 27, at the tracks at Edison Highway and Mount Vernon Avenue.
The California Highway Patrol said one person was, for unknown reasons, struck by a train on the railroads.
The victim sustained moderate injuries as a result of the accident.
No further details about the crash were immediately available.
An investigation into the crash is underway.
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