Taft Midway Driller - Taft, CA
  • Drivers escape in Highway 119 collision

  • Compact car, small pickup tangle at intersection with East Kern Street.
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  • Both drivers escaped serious injuries when a compact car and small pickup collided at East Kern Street and Highway 119 Friday morning.
    Walt Wisniewski of Maricopa was driving the truck.
    He said he was northbound on Highway 119 when the the car pulled out from East Kern and collided with him.
    The impact smashed the front end of the compact car and damaged the passenger side of the truck, tearing off the right front wheel.
    Both drivers were checked at the scene by firefighters and paramedics.
    The intersection was blocked for more than 30 minutes until the wrecked vehicles could be towed and the roadway cleared.
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