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Arvin Police Officer Injured in Bear Mountain Blvd Crash; 2 DUI Suspects Arrested

Arvin, CA – According to KBAK, on Wednesday, April 3, 2024, two suspects were apprehended following a reckless driving incident that culminated in a collision with a police patrol car and the injury of one officer of the Arvin Police Department.

The incident began with officers responding to reports of a blue Mustang driving recklessly in a residential area around 9 PM. The suspects’ actions escalated with an attempt to evade police by executing a dangerous turn onto Bear Mountain Boulevard, which resulted in the Mustang losing control and spinning out

When the officers approached to assess the situation, the suspects allegedly accelerated towards them, leading to the collision. Kern County Fire Department personnel arrived promptly to treat all individuals involved.

While the suspects refused medical attention and emerged unharmed, one officer sustained minor injuries in the collision. Following medical assessment, both the driver and passenger of the Mustang were arrested on charges including reckless driving, DUI, and assault with a deadly weapon.

The suspects’ identities have not yet been released.

Liability and Personal Injury

Readers should be aware that news stories about incidents like this represent the reported opinions of law enforcement which may or may not be upheld by investigations and evidence that may appear later. These are initial findings only.

Liability for a vehicular accident depends upon multiple factors. Partial liability can also be portioned out to multiple parties in more complex scenarios. And while the suspects in this accident have been arrested, criminal proceedings are not necessary for victims of a vehicular accident to pursue a personal injury claim.

Because of the complexity around issues of liability in such cases, those who have been hurt in a vehicular accident should seek the services of a knowledgeable who can also negotiate with insurance companies to win proper compensation for victims and their families.

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