Both drivers decline medical treatment

Both drivers escaped serious injury when a pickup and SUV collided at Highway 119 and Harrison Street Wednesday morning.

The crash blocked the intersection for a time and traffic was halted while the drivers were checked by firefighters and paramedics and the wreckage was cleared.

Traffic was down to one lane for a time and Taft Police halted northbound traffic at Highway 119 and Cedar Street until the roadway was cleared about 40 minutes later.

Both drivers were checked by emergency personnel and declined treatment or transport, a firefighter said.