The Bakersfield Christmas Parade nearly ended earlier than it began Thursday evening after a truck crashed right into a crowd outdoors the downtown hearth station, injuring not less than three folks, certainly one of them critically, authorities mentioned.
The accident occurred at twenty first and H streets about quarter-hour previous to the parade’s scheduled begin at 6 p.m., Bakersfield Police Division Sgt. Andrew Tipton mentioned.
The parade, nonetheless, carried on following a delay. Metropolis police mentioned the procession was re-routed alongside Chester Avenue, two blocks from the crash, with considerably fewer individuals.