BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Four teenagers were apprehended, with one trapped in a vehicle, after allegedly stealing a car and leading Bakersfield police on a pursuit that culminated in a crash in east Bakersfield.
At approximately 2 a.m. on June 3, BPD officers attempted to stop a stolen Hyundai on Union Avenue, just north of East California Avenue.
The vehicle evaded the officers and initiated a pursuit. The chase came to an end when the Hyundai failed to make a timely turn onto westbound Highway 58 from Union Avenue, resulting in the stolen vehicle veering off the road and rolling down the highway embankment, according to the police department.
Three 14-year-old teenagers fled the crash scene on foot but were subsequently arrested without any complications, as reported by BPD.
A 16-year-old teenager was trapped in the Hyundai and had to be rescued by the Bakersfield City Fire Department. The individual was then transported to a hospital in critical but stable condition, according to the press release.
Additionally, one of the 14-year-olds who fled the crash site was taken to the hospital to receive medical treatment for injuries sustained in the collision with the vehicle. Their condition is currently stable.
The remaining two teenagers did not sustain any injuries and have been detained in the Kern County Juvenile Hall, facing charges related to auto theft.
BPD officers attempted to pull over a stolen Hyundai on Union Avenue, just north of east California Avenue, around 2 a.m. on June 3.
The vehicle fled and lead officers in a pursuit, which ended when the Hyundai failed to turn in time onto westbound Highway 58 from union Avenue, the department said.
The stolen vehicle left the roadway and rolled down the highway embankment. Three teens, all 14-years-old, fled on foot from the crash site and were later arrested without incident, BPD said.
A 16-year-old was pinned in the Hyundai and was extricated by the Bakersfield City Fire Department. He was transported to a hospital in critical, but stable condition, the release said.