Two Injured in Merced County Head-On Collision
Two people were injured in a Merced County head-on collision on the afternoon of July 8, 2019. The accident occurred shortly after 4:40 p.m. along Ingomar Grade just south of Cottonwood Road. A 24-year-old Los Banos man was driving his 1994 Honda south on Ingomar Grade while a 60-year-old Delhi man was headed north in his 2006 Toyota. A preliminary report by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) suggested that the Honda driver made an unsafe turn, veered over the double yellow line, and collided head-on with the Toyota. The Toyota driver was reportedly pinned in his vehicle until emergency responders arrived at the scene to extricate him. The Honda driver suffered moderate injuries, and the Toyota driver’s injuries were described as major. Both drivers were airlifted to the hospital for treatment. Officials have not yet released an update regarding the conditions of the two drivers involved in the car accident.