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Local Residents Injured In Bakersfield Accident

Bakersfield, CA– A vehicle accident in Bakersfield yesterday caused six Tuolumne County residents to suffer injuries.  Two of those residents sustained major injuries according to the CHP.


The CHP says the accident occurred at around 4:45 pm on Highway 58 east of Edison Road. 31-year old Brandi Johnston of Jamestown was driving a 1994 Ford SUV eastbound on Highway 58 and allowed her vehicle to drift off the roadway into the center median.


The SUV included five other passengers and rolled over several times. The two youngest children were ejected onto the roadway and into the center median. Both were transported by air ambulance to Kern Medical Center for treatment with moderate to major injuries.
The two ejected children were reportedly not properly restrained in child seats and were apparently sharing a lap belt when the accident happened.


Johnston, the driver, suffered minor injuries. 60-year-old Michael Evans of Sonora and 3-year-old Sean Evans of Jamestown suffered major injuries. The three remaining Jamestown passengers sustained moderate injuries and include 4-year-old Madison Evans, 13-year-old Katilyn Johnston, and 16-year-old Christina Johnston.


The accident remains under investigation.


Written by tina.falco@mlode.com