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Thursday, 24 July 2014 11:36

Collision Closes Roadway

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MODESTO - Emergency crews are closing down Higway 108 between Coffee Road and McHenry Avenue after a traffic collision at Skittone Road and Highway 108.

The collision happened at about 11:30 Thursday, and involves what is described as a Suburban.

There are no mention of severity of injuries. The collision sheared a power pole and collapsed live power lines.

A road closure has also been requested for the incident at McHenry Avenue and Crawford Road.

Emergency crews are on scene handling the situation. Detours and alternate routes are advised.

Wednesday, 23 July 2014 13:33

Railroad Traffic Stopped

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TURLOCK -  A train stopped for a stalled big rig in Turlock has traffic stopped on the railroad up through Modesto. CHP received the call at about 1:15pm Wednesday.

The Turlock train is stopped at Paulson and Daubenberger Roads according to the California Highway Patrol.

A tow truck has been called out to move the truck from the railroad crossing.

Traffic through downtown Modesto is stalled due to a stopped train. It is advised to avoid the area or find an alternate route as traffic is congested.


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Wednesday, 23 July 2014 10:21

Fatal Crash Near Hughson

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HUGHSON - Authorities with the California Highway Patrol are investigating the cause of a collision that claimed the life of a Riverbank man.

The collision happened near Hatch and Geer Roads sometime overnight according to CHP Officer Charles Leon. 

Investigators believe the man was traveling south on Geer Road, traveled across Hatch Road and crashed straight into the canal. A passerby noticed the red pickup's utility rack sticking out of the water Wednesday morning and called 911.


When emergency crews arrived at the scene, the vehicle had further submerged itself. Emergency personnel called for the assistance of a tow truck to remove the vehicle. The occupant was located, and pronounced deceased at the scene.

"There was no indications of a splash or wet dirt around the area of the canal," Leon said. "It leads us to believe this happened some time overnight. We don't know if he had a medical emergency or if something else happened"

Officials are asking anyone who may have been traveling through the area who may have noticed anything that may help the investigation to call the California Highway Patrol.

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Monday, 21 July 2014 20:47

Two teens hit by vehicle

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MODESTO - Emergency crews are responding to a report of a vehicle collision at Sylvan and Keller.

Early reports indicate two children were struck by a vehicle. Significant injuries have been reported. Police are blocking off Sylvan Avenue at Oakdale Road.

We'll have further updates as details become available.

UPDATE: Police have initially closed off Sylvan Avenue between Coffee and Oakdale for the collision. The patients were taken to Doctors and Memorial. The incident has been classified as a major injury collision.

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There is a Chevy pickup with a camper shell stopped in the middle of the roadway. The driver stopped to help and block traffic according to a relative of the motorist. A volkswagen may be the primary vehicle involved. It appears the collision may have thrown the patients across the intersection. Clothing and debris is strewn about the scene.

Further updates as information becomes available.

UPDATE: Police confirm one of the involved patients has died at a hospital. Police are conducting a sobriety test on a female driver at the scene.

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UPDATE: Police at the scene say both pedestrians, roughly around the age of 17, were on the bicycle. One was suspected of having alcohol in his backpack. Initial reports from witnesses and other motorists indicate the two crossed the street against a red light. Authorities say this is a hot spot for collisions involving pedestrians. The last fatal collision in this area was in February.

The driver of the Volkswagen did not show indication of impairment after a field sobriety test, police say.

Saturday, 05 July 2014 16:49

Police Investigate Major Collision

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STOCKTON - Police are investigating a collision that resulted in serious injuries Saturday morning.

Authorities say the traffic investigation unit was called out to the area of Park and Van Buren Streets for a collision that happened just before 6:30am this morning. A single vehicle overturned at the location and ejected the driver, who was transported to an area hospital. The female driver is listed as critical and not expected to survive.

According to authorities, the collision sheared off a city light pole and moved it halfway down the block. The on call traffic investigators responded to the incident, and are looking into the possibility of alcohol playing a role in the collision.

Tuesday, 24 June 2014 22:06

Major Injuries Reported In Crash

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Emergency crews responded to a collision this afternoon that sent several injured motorists to the hospital, including an infant girl.

The crash happened at Ustick and Service Roads west of Ceres. Officer Eric Parsons with the California Highway Patrol reports that a Toyota Camry failed to yield to a passing big rig carrying 7up product. The Toyota crashed into the trailer, causing major damage to the front end of the car, and the big rig to overturn.


A female occupant was pinned in the vehicle and sustained major injuries as a result of the collision. The male driver suffered minor injuries. An 11 month old infant girl who was in a car seat sustained minor injuries as well, but was taken to a local hospital as a precaution.

"It's critically important that parents make sure to have their car seats properly installed," Officer Parsons said. "Every Wednesday, we have appointments available here at the CHP office where people can have their car seats properly installed. There are several other agencies that offer that service as well. It's really important those babies have a chance to survive a crash like this."

The driver of the big rig was not injured in the collision.

Tuesday, 17 June 2014 00:00

Two Killed In Modesto Crash

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MODESTO - A 12 year old girl and 47 year old man who were occupants in a Honda minivan lost their lives in a collision Monday evening.

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Police say the van was broadsided by a Dodge truck in front of the Kaiser Hospital on Dale Road. There were five people in the van, the driver and passenger suffered minor injuries. A 14 year old boy is still critical and fighting for his life.

Traffic officers conducted an investigation of the scene which was closed down well into the night. Dale Road was closed to traffic between Kiernan Avenue and Bangs Avenue while officers took measurements and documented the collision.