Oxnard police officer involved in Kern County crash wakes up from coma

Officer James Langford is "well and stable"

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - The Oxnard police officer who was hurt on a training ride in Kern County woke up from a coma on Monday.

Officer James Langford has been at Kern Medical Center since the crash happened on Sept. 26. On Monday, he was moved out of the ICU and is doing well and stable, according to Oxnard Police Department.

Langford will remain hospitalized at Kern Medical until he is well enough to be moved to a facility closer to his family in Ventura County. 

The crash happened on Sept. 26 at 4:30 p.m. when Langford, along with 11 other officers, was participating in a training exercise on Highway 58, just five miles east of the San Luis Obispo county line. 

According to California Highway Patrol, Langford hit a curb on a turn, lost control, went off the road and hit a burm.

Following the crash, Langford was transferred to Kern Medical with severe head trauma.

On the night of the crash, law enforcement officers from several different agencies gathered outside the emergency room to show solidarity.

Langford has been with the department for more than 12 years.

Kern Medical is still accepting flowers for Officer Langford. 


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