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Bakersfield - the 9th largest city in California

Bakersfield is a city near the southern end of th San Joaquin Valley in Kern County with an extensive agricultural economy. It is roughly equidistant between Fresno and Los Angeles, which are 110 mi (180 km) to the north and south, respectively. In the 2010 census, the city’s population was 347,483, is the 52nd largest city in the United States and is the third largest county in California by area. The total Bakersfield inner urban area, which includes East Bakersfield and Rosedale, has a population of about 464,000. The major roads in Bakersfield include:

To get up-to-date road information, go to the California DOT site. And to find out current weather conditions in Bakersfield, go to Accuweather.com.

Links to recent accidents in the Bakersfield area

Here is information on the most recent accidents in Bakersfield:

If you are looking for information on a specific crash that happened in Bakersfield, go to the link above for the accident type you are seeking. 

If you know someone who has been injured in a Bakersfield accident, here are links to the major hospitals in the area:

Bakersfield Community Safety Resources:

Cal Walks Team | California Walks  provides local pedestrian safety advocacy. Bike Bakersfield is a non-profit bicycle safety advocacy group.

​Bakersfield legal information for accident victims

After someone has been injured or killed in a motor-vehicle crash in Bakersfield , many decisions need to be made immediately and questions need to be answered. For example, how much of the medical costs will be covered by the insurance policy? How does PIP insurance help with medical bills immediately? What if the at-fault driver has no insurance?

Where to find legal assistance after a Bakersfield injury accident

After a serious crash, it is crucial to get help from a Bakersfield personal injury attorney who understands the local regulations and legal standards, who knows how insurance policies work, and who can handle all aspects of an insurance claim so the injured person can focus on recovery. If someone is killed in a collision, a Bakersfield wrongful death lawyer will help by handling the entire legal process so families can focus on healing.

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Accident reports by county

Most recent accident reports

Police said the as-yet unnamed driver and a passenger of the car died at the scene. A third person in the car was rescued by people near the scene. She suffered serious burns and was taken to a local hospital.
Date: 
Saturday, August 30, 2014

A fatal accident has been reported by the California Highway Patrol at State Route 58 and Fairfax Road in Southeast Bakersfield.

The Kern County Sheriff's Office has released three of the four names of the people killed at the scene.

Date: 
Friday, April 11, 2014
Roadway: 
State Route 58
Type: Car Accident

A crash in east Bakersfield has left one person dead and four others hurt.

The crash involved a car, SUV and utility pole, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Date: 
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Type: Car Accident
The deputy John Swearengin struck and killed Hiler and Jolley as they pushed a motorcycle across Norris Road. Swearengin was traveling at more than 80 mph in a 45-mph zone.
Date: 
Friday, December 16, 2011
Roadway: 
Norris Road