CERES – Police investigators released a photo of a van involved in a fatal hit and run on Mitchell Road Tuesday night.
Authorities say the victim, identified as 56 year old Isaac Ishak of Ceres, was crossing Mitchell Road when he was struck by a van traveling northbound. Ishak had just stepped into the turning lane when he was struck by the van. The vehicle was traveling at an unknown speed.
Police say the driver stopped and appeared to look at what he hit. He then fled in the van across the lanes of Mitchell Road, then east on Whitmore Avenue.
Authorities said Ishak was unresponsive and had no pulse when they arrived. He was rushed to a hospital by ambulance but died from his injuries.
Witnesses described the driver as a Hispanic man in his 30’s with short hair. He had a thin build with a white tank top on. The van was dark in color. Officials at the scene described it as black or dark green in color, possibly a Dodge Caravan. The vehicle had significant front end damage with a broken windshield, and was missing the passenger side rear view mirror.
Northbound Mitchell Road was closed from Roeding to Whitmore as traffic investigators took measurements and collected evidence at the scene. One lane of southbound Mitchell Road was closed as well.
Authorities published a photo via a press release of the van as it appeared to flee the scene toward Whitmore Avenue.
Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact Officer Freddie Ortiz at (209) 538-5678, or Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636 where callers can remain anonymous.
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.
Pedestrian Killed in Yosemite Boulevard Collision
MODESTO – Police responded to a collision that claimed the life of a pedestrian Thursday night.
The crash happened shortly after 8:00pm near the intersection of Yosemite Boulevard and Beard Avenue. Emergency crews arrived and found an adult male down in the road way after being struck by a vehicle. The pedestrian was rushed to a hospital where he was pronounced deceased.
Police closed off both directions of Yosemite Boulevard between Lincoln Avenue and Riverside Drive. Traffic investigators responded to the area to take measurements and document the scene. The driver of the involved Honda SUV remained on the scene and cooperated with authorities. Impaired driving did not appear to be a factor in the collision, according to Sergeant Starr with the Modesto Police Department.
The sergeant explained that they believe the pedestrian was crossing the road, however the area has no designated crosswalk because of a continuous median.
Authorities strongly urge drivers and pedestrians to be mindful of each other on roadways. Being safe would help police reduce the amount of collisions like these, the sergeant said.
Police Investigate Collision Involving Pedestrian
MODESTO – Traffic officials with the Modesto Police Department investigated a collision involving a pedestrian Wednesday night.
The collision happened at about 8:00pm near the intersection of Carver Road and Standiford Avenue. The westbound lanes were closed down by police during the investigation.
Arriving officers located a pedestrian suffering from major injuries, who was then rushed to a hospital. The pedestrian was said to be an adult male.
Officials at the scene said a witness reported the involved vehicle had the green light at the time of the collision. It was unclear if the pedestrian was in the crosswalk or not. The driver of the silver Nissan sedan remained at the scene and cooperated with authorities. Police said impaired driving did not appear to be a factor in the crash.
Police noted a significant issue with collisions involving pedestrians. Officials urge the public to be mindful of pedestrian laws, especially in heavily traveled intersections.
“We have more of these than we should,” said Sergeant Patrick Kimes. “People need to use better judgment when crossing the roads.”
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