Police investigate 2 hit-and-run crashes at Tenth and Kern

Staff Writer
Taft Midway Driller
Taft Police Sgt. Ray Buford investigating hit-and-run crash Wednesday night.

Editor's Note: This story has been updated with corrected information from Taft Police about the direction the suspect vehicle was driving.)

There were no serious injuries in a hit-and-run crash at Tenth and Kern Street Wednesday night.

Taft Police Sgt. Ray Buford said the victim told officers she was making a left turn from southbound Tenth to eastbound Kern on a green light when a large SUV going northbound on Tenth ran a red light and struck her car.

The driver and several passengers escaped serious injury in the crash, which took place about 8:55.

They were checked at the scene by firefighters and paramedics.

The suspect vehicle fled northbound on Tenth Street, Buford said. 

A similar accident took place there Saturday afternoon and blocked the intersection. Police later arrested a suspect for hit and run and drunk driving in connection with that accident.