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Bakersfield, CA – Two Police Officers Run Over by Car on White Lane near S Real Rd

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Bakersfield, CA (February 28, 2021) – One man was arrested after he ran over two Bakersfield Police officers this past Thursday, February 25. At around 1:25 a.m, paramedics were dispatched to the scene of the incident that occurred on White Lane. 

Two officers were working on a felony vandalism investigation on White Lane in the 3800 block near South Real Road. Their suspect, identified as 35-year-old Rogelio Salazar, was sitting in the driver’s seat of a nearby car with his door open. 

When police attempted to speak to Salazar, he attempted to drive away with his driver’s side door still open, striking one of the officers with it and causing him to fall underneath the car. Salazar drove over the officer’s legs and a foot of the second officer, according to reports. 

Regardless of his attempt to flee, Salazar was still arrested. Both officers were transported to a nearby medical center for the treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. 

Police continue to investigate the circumstances of the incident. 

Our thoughts are with everyone involved in hopes of a full recovery. 

Traffic Accidents in Bakersfield

Each year, more than 150,000 people are injured in automobile accidents throughout the state of California. Thousands of these victims injured are not even traveling in vehicles at all at the time of their accidents. Instead, these pedestrians are traveling on roads and sidewalks throughout the state. These accidents send tens of thousands of people to area hospitals where they receive emergency medical treatment for their injuries. Depending on the type of collision, the chances of serious and life-threatening injuries can be higher.

California pedestrian accidents are more likely to leave victims with broken bones, brain injuries, and spinal cord injuries, all of which require extensive medical treatment. There are many instances where car accidents are caused by the actions of other motorists. These accidents can include people texting or using cellphones while driving, drunk driving, speeding, ignoring traffic control devices, and engaging in unsafe driving behaviors. When victims are injured in accidents as a result of negligent drivers, they should consult with a pedestrian accident attorney in California as soon as possible.

Seeking legal guidance from a qualified team of attorneys can help to ensure you are able to move forward in the aftermath of their accidents in the best position possible to recover. California pedestrian accident attorneys at Torem & Associates have extensive experience assisting clients to recover the maximum amount of compensation available by pursuing legal claims against at-fault drivers. Our personal injury attorneys provide aggressive legal representation to ensure victims throughout Los Angeles County are able to hold those at fault accountable for their accidents. We strive to help accident victims recover full and fair compensation for medical treatment as well as a variety of financial burdens they face moving forward. If you have been injured in a preventable accident, contact our personal injury attorneys in California at (888) 500-5000 to discuss legal options available for you.

Note: Our team of writers utilizes secondary sources when creating these posts.  These sources include but are not limited to local news reports, police accident reports, and eyewitness accounts about serious injury accidents in Bakersfield.  For that reason, the details surrounding the incident have not been independently verified by our team of writers.  If you locate any information that is not correct in our post, please contact our firm right away so that we correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available.  

Disclaimer: Our firm, Torem & Associates, has worked hard to become valued members of the local business community.  We write these posts as a way to bring awareness to the dangers of driving or being a passenger in any type of automobile accident. We hope that through awareness, people will use additional caution when out on the roadways in Bakersfield and throughout California to prevent being seriously injured in a crash. This post is not intended to be a solicitation for business. The information provided in this post is meant to be informational and is not intended to be misconstrued as legal or medical advice. The photos used in the post are not representative of the actual accident scene. 


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