Drowsy Driving Reported in Riverbank Car Accident
Drowsy driving was reported to be a possible factor in a Riverbank car accident that occurred on the morning of August 6, 2019. The three-car crash occurred around 11:45 a.m. at the intersection of Claribel Road and Albers Road, just east of Riverbank. It involved a white Ford sedan, a silver Ford SUV, and a red Dodge Nitro SUV. The Ford sedan was stopped at a red light at the intersection with the Dodge stopped behind it. The driver of the Ford SUV was approaching the two vehicles from behind and reportedly rear-ended the Dodge as the traffic light turned green. The impact propelled the Dodge into the Ford sedan, causing the Dodge to overturn and land on its roof. Fatigue was believed to be a factor in the crash, based on the statement provided to officials by the Ford SUV driver. Information on the number of people injured and their conditions was not immediately available.