4 Teenagers Injured, One in Serious Condition, After Fleeing Police in Bakersfield Crash

Bakersfield, Calif. — Four teenagers were injured, with one in serious condition, after they allegedly fled from the police and crashed into a tree on Noriega Road near Polo Park, according to the police.

The Bakersfield Police Department reported that an officer at the park observed a Dodge Challenger driving recklessly on the grass at Polo Park shortly after 10:30 p.m. The officer signaled the driver, described as an unlicensed teenager, to stop, but the vehicle fled from the park.

The Challenger continued traveling eastbound on Noriega Road and eventually lost control, resulting in a collision with a tree. All four teenagers in the vehicle sustained injuries and were transported to a nearby hospital for medical treatment.

A teenager who was seated in the front passenger seat and was not wearing a seat belt suffered serious injuries, as stated by the police in a statement. The boy’s condition was listed as critical but stable.

The investigation into the incident is currently ongoing, and anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Bakersfield Police Department at 661-327-7111.

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