Passenger Injured After Car Accident Near Atwater
A passenger was injured and flown to the hospital after a car accident near Atwater, CA on the morning of January 29, 2020. The car wreck occurred around 10:00 a.m. at the intersection of Avenue 2 and Santa Fe Drive. A 54-year-old Merced man was driving a 2019 Ford F-150 westbound on Santa Fe Drive. At the same time, a 65-year-old Winton man was traveling eastbound in a 1999 Toyota Solara with one passenger, a 52-year-old woman also of Winton, according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP). The driver of the Ford reportedly attempted to turn left onto Avenue 2 in the direct path of the Toyota, causing the Toyota to crash into the right side of the Ford pickup. The motorists of the vehicles involved in the collision complained of pain and were not transported to the hospital, the CHP reported. However, the passenger of the Toyota was taken by air ambulance to a hospital for treatment of moderate injuries. Details surrounding the injured passenger’s condition, as well as the cause of the collision were not immediately available.