BPD K-9 patrol vehicle involved in collision in central Bakersfield

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — A Bakersfield Police Department K-9 patrol vehicle was involved in a collision early this morning. 

The department said the accident happened at around 7:36 a.m. in the area of Oak St. and California Ave. The K-9 officer and his partner were not injured in the crash and neither was the driver of the other vehicle, according to BPD.

The department said the patrol car was heading southbound on Oak Street in response to a report of a grand theft auto on the south side of town when the officer approached the intersection with the vehicle’s lights and siren on.

The vehicle briefly stopped at the intersection before entering. However, a vehicle traveling on California Avenue failed to see the patrol vehicle enter the intersection and hit it, according to BPD.

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