Man may have had medical problems that led to accident


A man was transported by ambulance after his car crashed into a tree on East Kern Street Saturday afternoon.

The driver, an older man whose name was not released, apparently had a medical problem and may have lost consciousness while driving, police said.

He was conscious and talking to paramedics minutes later while being treated at the scene.
The man was driving eastbound on the 200 block of East Kern about 1:30 p.m. when the accident occurred.

A witness told police the car drifted across the center line into the westbound lanes and then into the tree in front of a home across from Taft City Hall.