MODESTO – The California Highway Patrol investigated a crash that claimed the life of a bicyclist Monday evening.
The crash was reported shortly before 7:15pm on the 800 block of River Road, just east of Ryder Way. The incident was initially reported as a person suffering a heart attack or medical emergency with a person on the ground. Arriving emergency personnel soon discovered that the person had been struck by a vehicle and was pronounced deceased at the scene.
River Road was closed by Stanislaus County Sheriff Deputies and CHP Officers for the duration of the investigation. They were led to a woman in a white sedan who had reported the incident. Her involvement in the collision was unclear Monday evening to authorities, but she was arrested at the scene for driving under the influence.
Early indications suggest the victim was riding a bicycle westbound when he was struck by a vehicle. He landed near his bicycle. He was believed to have been shopping at a sporting goods store on Hatch Road and on his way home in the area where the collision happened. A shopping bag was found nearby.
Anyone who may have witnessed or have information regarding the collision is encouraged to contact the California Highway Patrol.
Fatal Motorcycle Crash Investigated Near Oakdale
OAKDALE – A crash on Highway 120 closed the roadway and claimed the life of a motorcyclist Wednesday night.
The crash was reported on Highway 120 just north of Valley Home Road at about 9:52pm. Early reports indicate a motorcycle, Toyota Prius and a big rig were all involved in the crash. The Prius appeared overturned next to the motorcycle. The rider was ejected from the bike.
The roadway was completely closed to traffic while officers with California Highway Patrol investigated and took measurements. The circumstances surrounding the crash were not available at time of publication.
Police Seek Driver in Crash Involving Pedestrian
MODESTO – Traffic investigators with the Modesto Police Department responded to a collision involving a pedestrian Sunday night.
The crash happened shortly after 9:00pm on McHenry Avenue between Robin Hood Drive and Sylvan Avenue. Officials at the scene said a pedestrian with a bicycle was struck on McHenry Avenue. The involved vehicle left before officers arrived.
The pedestrian was rushed by ambulance to a hospital with serious injuries. Traffic officers responded to take over the investigation. Officers had not established Sunday night if the pedestrian was walking the bicycle or riding it.
Early reports indicated a possible involved vehicle may have been a white Chevy pickup truck that was last seen traveling south on McHenry Avenue. Authorities are asking for the driver to come forward.
Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact the Modesto Police Department at (209) 527-9500 or Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636 where callers can remain anonymous.
Train Collides with Trailer Near Turlock
TURLOCK – A collision involving a freight train and a truck trailer closed down a busy roadway Wednesday afternoon.
The crash was dispatched at about 3:40pm at the intersection of South Golden State Boulevard near Daubenberger Road. The trailer involved in the crash was destroyed, spilling contents onto the roadway.
Railroad traffic was stopped while emergency crews worked at the scene. The truck appeared to be carrying food product or fruit juice.
The circumstances regarding the crash were still under investigation however no injuries were reported.
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