MODESTO – Traffic investigators released a photo of a vehicle suspected as the responsible truck involved in a hit and run crash that killed a pedestrian Tuesday evening.
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 but later died.
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.
Police are seeking a dark green Chevy S-10 or GMC Jimmy, between 1994 and 2004 models. Authorities say the back window is tinted black and it has a diamond plate style toolbox in the bed, and there should be significant front end damage.
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.
Police Seek Vehicle in Fatal Hit and Run of Pedestrian
STOCKTON – Officers are asking for the public’s help in locating a vehicle suspected of leaving the scene of a fatal hit and run that claimed the life of a pedestrian Sunday afternoon.
The crash happened at about 6:00pm near the 400 block of South San Joaquin Street. Police responded and found a 40 year old man who was injured. He was rushed to a hospital by ambulance where he died from his injuries.
Investigators responded to the scene. About two blocks of South San Joaquin Street were taped off while investigators examined the area.
Monday afternoon police released a surveillance image of a vehicle suspected of hitting the pedestrian. Authorities described the vehicle as a late 90’s Toyota mini-van, light blue or gray in color.
Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact the Stockton Police Department at (209) 937-8377 or Crime Stoppers at (209) 946-0600 where callers can remain anonymous.
Child Airlifted by Helicopter Following Vehicle Collision
MODESTO – A child was flown by helicopter to a hospital as a precaution following a three car collision Sunday night.
At 9:42pm emergency crews responded to the intersection of College and Orangeburg Avenues for the report of a three vehicle collision. One of the involved vehicles was a Stanislaus County Sheriff patrol car, the others were a white four door sedan and a dark Ford SUV.
The white sedan had damage on the passenger side of the vehicle and came to rest on the lawn of a church at the intersection. The patrol car had significant damage to both the front and back of the vehicle and was near the intersection curb. The Ford SUV was facing east on Orangeburg Avenue and had front end damage also.
The deputy appeared to have a head injury. He was seen holding a towel to his head. The sedan had a child in the vehicle and reportedly also had a head injury.
An air ambulance was called to transport the child as a precaution to a pediatric hospital. PHI Med 4-1 responded and landed in a field at Roosevelt School to fly the child.
According to Lieutenant Chris Adams with the Modesto Police Department, everyone involved suffered moderate injuries.
The circumstances regarding the collision were not available Sunday night.
Semi Crash Closes Interstate Five
WEST STANISLAUS COUNTY – A collision involving at least one semi truck closed lanes of Interstate Five Thursday evening.
California Highway Patrol Officers responded to the crash at about 7:15pm on Northbound I-5 near the Stuhr Road exit. Early reports indicate a semi and an Amazon truck collided, resulting in a fire.
An air ambulance was dispatched to the scene for a report of a burn victim.
A hard traffic closure was anticipated Thursday evening.
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