MODESTO – Authorities are seeking the driver who struck a pedestrian and did not stop at the scene Tuesday night.
At about 8:45pm police responded to the area of 8th and L Streets for a report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle. Police and medical personnel arrived and found the victim on the ground. He was rushed to a hospital for treatment.
The pedestrian was crossing the street from corner to corner in an unmarked crosswalk, according to Modesto Police Sergeant Lance Nicolai. Although there is no marked crosswalk painted on the ground, Sergeant Nicolai explained that vehicles are still legally obligated to yield to pedestrians who are crossing the road at such intersections.
As the victim crossed, a vehicle traveling west on the inside lane yielded to the pedestrian. A smaller sized dark colored pickup truck traveling behind that stopped vehicle in the same lane swerved around and drove back into the inside lane, striking the pedestrian.
The collision threw the pedestrian toward the curb on L Street. The pickup truck continued west on L before turning north on 7th and driving off, according to Sergeant Nicolai.
Medical personnel performed CPR on the victim and were able to regain a pulse and rushed him to a hospital. They were only identified as a male, age unknown.
Traffic investigators responded to examine and collect evidence. A crime scene technician also arrived to assist with the investigation.
Authorities are urging anyone who may have information regarding this collision to contact Investigator Radeuchel at (209) 572-9500, or Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636 where callers can remain anonymous.
Collision Involving Ambulance Reported in Modesto
MODESTO – A collision involving an ambulance blocked a busy roadway near downtown Modesto Monday afternoon.
At about 5:15pm emergency crews responded to the area of Scenic Drive between High and Melrose Streets for a report of a vehicle collision involving an ambulance. Early reports indicate a patient was being transported at the time of the collision, however it is unclear if emergency equipment was activated.
A gold Nissan Maxima at the scene had major front end damage. Another white SUV parked on Melrose may have also been involved in the crash, but did not appear to have major damage.
Police closed down the roadway and diverted traffic away from the scene.
Fatal Crash Investigated in Modesto
MODESTO – A vehicle collision Thursday morning claimed the life of one person on Finch Road.
The crash happened shortly before 11:00am near the intersection of Business Park Drive and involved a white Jeep SUV and a white Chevrolet Malibu.
Firefighters with Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection and AMR paramedics responded to the scene. One person was pronounced deceased at the scene.
Nearby business owners noted that the stretch of road has seen its share of bad collisions in the past but has since improved. The area behind the business park is known for a gathering place for racers, one man said.
Finch Road was closed while authorities worked the crash scene. Officers with California Highway Patrol responded to investigate.
Collision Involving Pedestrian Closes Carpenter Road
MODESTO – A collision involving pedestrian closed down Carpenter Road Friday night.
The crash happened shortly before 10:45pm just south of the intersection of Carpenter Road and Maze Boulevard.
Early reports indicated a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle in the southbound lanes of Carpenter Road. Authorities closed Carpenter between Maze Boulevard and California Avenue.
No official update on the condition of the pedestrian was available at time of publication. Medics performed CPR on the victim according to Highway Patrol logs. A yellow blanket and debris could be seen in the road in front of the nearby High School.
The scene was turned over to the California Highway Patrol for investigation.
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