A woman was seriously injured when she was thrown from her three-wheeler


A Taft woman suffered major head injuries when she was thrown from her ATV when  it crashed into a metal pole in Ford City on Feb. 17.

Jamie Hutchins, 23,  was  riding the  vehicle in a vacant lot near the intersection of Pierce and Grevillea  about 5:25 p.m. when the crash occurred.

She was not wearing a helmet, California Highway Patrol spokesman Justin Olson said, and landed in the street after the crash.

She was rushed by ambulance to Taft Airport then flown to Kern Medical Center for treatment.

Taft Police are investigating a motorcycle crash that occurred on Feb. 12, leaving one man injured.

Taft Police Officer Corey Beilbey said  Roy Rogers, 56, was northbound on North Tenth Street in front of the Taft College Child Care Center when traffic suddenly slowed in front of him.  Beilbey said Rogers tried to stop and lost control of his motorcycle.

He suffered road rash and cuts in the accident.

Beilbey said he is unsure why traffic slowed in front of Rogers and officers would like to talk with the driver of a pickup that was in front of the motorcyclist.

Beilby also urged people to slow down in the areas near schools.