Collision occurs near CSUB

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Chris Mateo

Video courtesy of graduate student Nison Kandkahorov

The two passengers from the black Scion get checked on after the card accident on Tuesday. Photo by Ben Patton/The Runner
The two passengers from the black Scion get checked on after the card accident on Tuesday.
Photo by Ben Patton/The Runner
The driver of the Ford truck gets detained by the Bakersfield Police Department on Tuesday. Photo by Ben Patton/The Runner
The driver of the Ford truck gets detained by the Bakersfield Police Department on Tuesday.
Photo by Ben Patton/The Runner

 

 

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 Two vehicles collided at the intersection of Stockdale Highway and Don Hart Drive East at the CSU Bakersfield campus around 7:15 p.m. on Tuesday.

 A black Scion car carrying two female passengers was rear-ended by a Ford truck driven by an unidentified male as the Scion waited for the light to turn green on Stockdale Highway.   

 The Scion made a 360-degree turn after being struck, and the Ford truck lost control and swerved onto the curb, entering the CSUB campus.

  The truck eventually came to a stop at the bottom of the CSUB Amphitheatre next to some boulders on the ground.

  The identity of both parties have not yet been released.

 Nison Kandkahorov, 30, a graduate student was coming onto campus to study.

 According to Kandkahorov, he was waiting on the turning lane on Stockdale Highway to turn onto Don Hart Drive East, when the Ford truck rear-ended the Scion.

 Kandkahorov was able to capture the whole incident on video with a dashboard camera in his vehicle.

  “I just felt like a shock, like an impact,” said Kandkahorov. “I was like whoa did it just happen to me?”

  The Bakersfield Police Department and University Police Department were on the scene.

 “From what witnesses said is, this vehicle [Ford truck] in here rear-ended the other car, the Scion, and at some point ended up in your guys’ school,”  said BPD officer Marco Vazquez.  

 Vazquez said the driver of the truck was not arrested but was being detained.

 Vazquez did not give further information since the incident is still under investigation.

 Samuel Corona, 26, is a post baccalaureate who was walking to campus when the accident occurred and witnessed the incident.
 “I was walking down with my headphones in. I heard two loud crashes,” said Corona.

 Corona said that he and another bystander ran over to the truck to help him out but it seemed as though the truck was backing up.

 “I believe he lost control and veered down this path,” said Corona. “I think his right wheel was torn up and so I think he lost control that way.”

 

The Bakersfield Police Department and Fire Department arrive on the scene of the accident on Tuesday. Photo by Ben Patton/The Runner
The Bakersfield Police Department and Fire Department arrive on the scene of the accident on Tuesday.
Photo by Ben Patton/The Runner