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Sunday, 21 May 2017 18:25

One Person Airlifted To Hospital After Crash

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MODESTO - A traffic collision near Southwest Modesto injured one person, causing their vehicle to overturn and starting a fire.

The collision happened at about 4:00pm near the intersection of Vivian Road and West Whitmore Avenue. The crash involved two vehicles, causing one to overturn, trapping the occupant.

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An arriving sheriff deputy attempted to extinguish flames erupting from one vehicle as fire crews arrived. They were able to extinguish the fire and remove the trapped occupant. Early reports indicate at least one or more persons fled the crash scene prior to emergency crews arriving.

An air ambulance was dispatched to the scene to transport one injured person to a hospital.

The crash may have began as an armed robbery, according to the California Highway Patrol, however the investigation was turned over to the sheriff's office.

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Sunday, 21 May 2017 14:05

Crash Near Oakdale Injures Driver

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OAKDALE - A traffic collision that damaged a utility pole resulting in downed power lines and a vegetation fire injured a driver Sunday afternoon.

The crash was dispatched to the California Highway Patrol at about 1:41pm near the intersection of Sierra and Laughlin Roads. Early reports indicated a vehicle collided with a PG&E pole, knocking down live power lines and causing a brush fire.

The involved driver was said to be injured, but was able to exit the vehicle.

No further details were available at time of publication.

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Wednesday, 17 May 2017 09:36

Bicyclist Killed in Crash

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DENAIR - A bicyclist was struck and killed in an early morning crash Wednesday according to the California Highway Patrol.

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The crash was reported at about 7:00am on the 7300 block of East Avenue. Early reports indicate the bicyclist, identified only as a 30 year old man, was struck by a pickup and ended on the right hand shoulder.

The bicyclist was pronounced deceased at the scene. Notification of next of kin was pending at time of publication.

Mark Nelson

Monday, 24 April 2017 15:32

Pedestrians Struck by Vehicle After Shoplifting

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MODESTO - Two pedestrians suffered serious injuries Monday afternoon after fleeing from a store after shoplifting.

Shortly after noon, Modesto Police officers responded to a report of two pedestrians struck by a vehicle near the intersection of Standiford and McHenry Avenues. Early indications suggest both pedestrians were down on the ground, injured.

Police closed off both directions of Standiford and Sylvan Avenues before McHenry as officers examined the scene. There were bags and belongings scattered in the westbound lanes. On the sidewalk clothing and shoes as well as blood could be seen.

According to police spokeswoman Heather Graves, the two pedestrians were fleeing a store across the street after shoplifting. The two were attempting to steal alcohol and ran across the street to avoid capture when they were struck.

The pedestrians were only identified as a man and a woman. The man was listed in stable condition. The woman was listed as critical.

Graves said the two could face charges should the store seek prosecution, and further investigation was pending.

Mark Nelson

CERES - A horse was killed and a rider suffered major injuries after being involved in a collision with a vehicle Sunday night.

The crash was reported to the California Highway Patrol at about 9:58pm near the intersection of Lucas and Mitchell Roads near Ceres. Emergency crews arrived and found the horse and rider down in the roadway.

The rider suffered a major head injury and was transported to an area hospital. The horse died at the scene. The southbound lanes of Lucas Road were blocked.

Early indications suggest the involved driver remained at the scene. Further details were not available at time of publication.

Mark Nelson

Sunday, 16 April 2017 23:25

Big Rig Crash Blocks Highway 99

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MODESTO - A big rig crash blocked at least two lanes of Highway 99 Sunday night.

The crash was reported to the California Highway Patrol at about 10:32pm on the northbound lanes of Highway 99 near the Tuolumne Boulevard offramp.

Early reports indicated a big rig and at least two other vehicles were involved in the crash. There were reports of debris across the number two and three lanes of the highway.

There were no reports of injuries in the collision. The truck was reportedly hauling 41,000 lbs of produce.

Mark Nelson

Thursday, 13 April 2017 21:13

Child Struck by Vehicle, Airlifted to Hospital

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SALIDA - Authorities responded to a traffic collision in Salida Thursday evening that involved a child.


Emergency crews responded to a report of a child struck by a vehicle at about 6:44pm. The collision happened on the 4800 block of Deveraux Way.


First responders arrived and found the child down in the middle of the road. Early indications suggest the child was struck by an SUV. It is unclear if the child was playing near the roadway or crossing the street during the time of the collision. 


Arriving personnel described the child’s condition as alert and conscious. Deputies closed off the road to traffic, and the child was taken to a nearby school to be flown by a Cal STAR air ambulance to a regional hospital.


The circumstances leading up to the crash are under investigation.


Mark Nelson

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