Two people suffered minor injuries when a tow truck tangled with a stop sign and another vehicle Saturday afternoon.

Police were called to the crash in the 200 block of Union Avenue at 1:21 p.m. Saturday, according to a Bakersfield Police Department news release. A tow truck heading north on Union had veered off the road, hit the stop sign and gone into a business' parking lot where the truck struck an occupied parked vehicle, police said.

The tow truck driver told police that he went off the road to avoid hitting a vehicle that made an unsafe turn in front of him, but the other vehicle didn't stay at the scene of the crash, the news release said.

The person in the vehicle that was hit suffered minor injuries and was taken to a hospital, police said. The tow truck driver refused medical attention for a minor laceration.

A stop sign, business sign and a cinder block planter were also damaged in the encounter, police said.

-- The Californian