A teenager from Bakersfield was killed on Friday in an early morning crash. Four others were hurt. A 15-year-old was illegally driving a truck with five other teenagers inside, hen it crashed in a parking lot behind Vons just off California Avenue and Stockdale Highway. A 19-year-old was killed in the crash. Just before dawn, the teenagers smashed into a light pole in the Vons parking lot in southwest Bakersfield. The unlicensed 15-year-old took her parent’s car Thursday night and stayed out all night with friends. “It appears from the physical evidence at the scene that the driver was driving erratically at the time of the impact,” said the Bakersfield Police Department.
According to news reports, the 19-year-old was killed in the collision, while the rest of the car’s occupants were injured, including people aged 15, 17, 18, and 16. “We have an additional occupant and he is at the police department, we’re interviewing him at this point,” said a police officer. At least one of the injured is said to be in “very serious” condition. Shopping center employees say joy-riding teenagers are common in the parking lot, as they frequently do “doughnuts.” As of late on Friday night, there have been no charges filed, however that could change anytime. my thoughts go out to the families involved, and I hope those in treatment heal quickly. A car accident lawyer Los Angeles can offer advice if you’ve been involved in a car accident.