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Pedestrian Injured in Hit and Run Collision

Carlos Rodriguez

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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.

Carlos Rodriguez is an Emmy Award winning photojournalist specializing in public safety and natural disasters. His passion for local news stems from a deep commitment to his community, with a selfless mission to inform the citizens of the valley. As he worked on assignment for 19 days at the devastating Camp Fire in Paradise, California, he spent most of his time helping survivors contact their loved ones to let them know they were ok. Carlos is a veteran of Univision, FOX, and Telemundo TV stations and a native of Modesto, California.

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Collision Involving Pedestrian Closes Carpenter Road

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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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Pedestrian Killed in Yosemite Boulevard Collision

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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.

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Police Investigate Collision Involving Pedestrian

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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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