Victim's car went of road near Hovey Hills Saturday night, crashes into hill

A man was seriously injured in a single-vehicle accident on Highway 33 south of Taft Saturday night.

A witness said the man's car was southbound on Highway 33 between Hovey Hills and Cadet Road when it went across the northbound lanes and off the east side of the road.

The vehicle traveled several hundred feet through the fields before slamming into the side of a hill.

Firefighters removed the man, who was the only passenger, from the wrecked car and carried him back to the road.

He was loaded into an ambulance and then taken to Taft Airport to be transferred to a helicopter for air transport to Kern Medical with serious injuries.

His name was not immediately available from Taft Police.

The crash was reported at 7:20 p.m.