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Woman seeking flu shot drives into vehicles at Bakersfield vaccination site; 7 hurt

The accident occurred at Bakersfield College. No pedestrians were injured.

October 31, 2009|Monte Morin

At least seven people were injured Friday when a woman seeking a flu shot accidentally drove her car into a line of waiting vehicles at a drive-through vaccination site in Bakersfield, according to police.

The accident occurred about 10:30 a.m. at Bakersfield College, according to a Police Department news release.

"While waiting in line to receive a vaccination, the driver suffered from an apparent medical condition," the statement read. The woman accidentally pressed the accelerator, sending her vehicle into several other cars, a bus and a tree, which was torn from the ground, police said.

The driver and six other people were taken to a hospital and treated for minor to moderate injuries.

No pedestrians were injured, police said.

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monte morin@latimes.com

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