Inclement Weather Driving Safety Tips — Inclement weather can have a significant impact on your normal driving. Among all weather conditions, fog is considered the most dangerous since it reduces visibility on the road. While the safest way to drive in fog is to not drive at all, many of us cannot stay indoors in adverse weather. Here are a few reminders to help keep you and your loved ones safer this season.
Accident Injures Four Near Modesto
Accident Injures Four Near Modesto — Recently, a car accident occurred northeast of Modesto that left four parties injured. The accident happened shortly before 6:00 in the evening along Milnes Road and Albers Road. A 58-year-old Ceres woman was driving southbound along Albers Road in her 1999 Ford Expedition. She was approaching the intersection of Milnes Road when she reportedly ran a red light. Her vehicle entered the intersection and broadsided the driver’s side of a 1999 Jeep SUV driven by a 48-year-old Fontana man. Unfortunately, the impact of the collision caused the Jeep to veer out of control and overturn on its roof.
Car Accident Fatally Injures Ceres Man — A motor vehicle collision in Stanislaus County claimed the life of a Ceres man and caused serious injuries to an elderly Modesto woman on October 13, 2018. The accident occurred shortly before 5:30 in the afternoon at the intersection of Service Road and Ustick Road in Ceres. The man was driving his 2003 Honda Civic southbound along Ustick Road when he approached a stop sign at the intersection. The man entered the intersection and was broadsided by a westbound 2005 Kia Sportage driven by an elderly woman. The impact of the collision caused damage to the front-end of the Kia and driver’s side of the Honda. Both vehicles came to a rest along the shoulder of Service Road, just west of Ustick Road. The Kia driver suffered major injuries and was taken to an area hospital for treatment. Sadly, the Honda driver was pronounced deceased at the scene. The Stanislaus County Coroner’s Office has identified the victim as 29-year-old Rigoberto Alvarez of Ceres.
My sympathy is extended to the friends and family of Mr. Alvarez during this difficult time.
Collision Fatally Injures Two Near Westley — A head-on collision along the Delta-Mendota Canal Bridge near Westley claimed the lives of two people and left three others injured on October 5, 2018. Officials responding to the scene found three individuals from the two vehicles involved in the collision suffering from serious injuries. Unfortunately, two others succumbed to their injuries at the scene. The victims have been identified by officials as 38-year-old Stephen Covarrubias of Ceres and 29-year-old Victor Vargas of Patterson.
I would like to take this moment to extend my sincere thoughts and condolences to the grieving families affected by this tragic accident.
Accident Injures Elderly Woman Near Ceres
Accident Injures Elderly Woman Near Ceres — Recently, a single-vehicle crash near the Tuolumne River Bridge in Ceres caused significant injuries to a 65-year-old Modesto woman. The accident occurred at approximately 4:35 in the afternoon along Mitchell Road in the vicinity of River Road. A woman was driving her Chrysler PT Cruiser southbound along Mitchell Road when she lost control of her vehicle and traveled down an embankment. Medical responders were called to the scene to transport the woman to an area hospital for treatment of serious injuries to her left arm, right leg, and head. Authorities have not yet released an update regarding her condition.
Single-Vehicle Accident Injures Driver Near Ceres
Single-Vehicle Accident Injures Driver Near Ceres — A single-vehicle accident near Ceres left a man in his 20s with major injuries on October 3, 2018. The accident occurred at approximately 3:30 in the morning along Highway 99 in the vicinity of Service Road. A motorist of a 2000 Nissan Maxima was traveling northbound along the highway when he lost control of his vehicle, veered to the right, and left the roadway. The Nissan continued until it struck a chain link fence and overturned onto El Camino Avenue. The impact of the collision reportedly caused the driver to be ejected out of the Nissan and onto the roadway. Medical personnel responding to the scene transported the driver to an area hospital for treatment of serious injuries. An update regarding his condition has not yet been released by officials.
Heavy Rain Driving Safety Tips
Heavy Rain Driving Safety Tips — Adverse weather conditions present unique challenges for drivers on the road. From affecting driver capabilities to vehicle maneuverability, stability, and traction, this can significantly impair the flow of traffic and increase the risk of an accident. Knowing how to adjust your driving when the weather turns south is essential for keeping yourself and your loved ones out of harm’s way.
Accident Injures Three Near Beyer Park
Accident Injures Three Near Beyer Park — A hit and run accident near Beyer Park in Modesto left three people injured on September 25, 2018. The accident occurred at approximately 7:45 in the evening along Sylvan Avenue in the vicinity of Forest Glenn Drive. Local authorities reported that two vehicles were approaching each other along Sylvan Avenue and collided when one of the cars turned left in front of the other. The impact of the collision caused one vehicle to overturn on its side while the other vehicle sustained significant front-end damage. Officials also affirmed that one of the drivers involved in the crash fled the scene on foot and has not yet been apprehended. Details on the conditions of those injured were not immediately available.
Modesto DUI Crash Seriously Injures Four — On September 18, 2018, a head-on collision occurred at approximately 4:50 a.m. in southwest Modesto. A 24-year-old Ceres woman was driving her white 1999 Saturn sedan northbound along Carpenter Road in the vicinity of Hatch Road when her vehicle veered into the oncoming traffic lane. The Saturn reportedly entered the direct path of a southbound Chevrolet Silverado, resulting in a severe head-on collision. The impact propelled the Chevrolet off the west side of the roadway while the Saturn came to a rest along Carpenter Road. Crews from the Modesto Fire Department were called to the scene to extricate the drivers of the Saturn and Chevrolet. Medical personnel transported both drivers and two passengers of the Saturn to area hospitals for treatment of serious injuries. So far, an update regarding the conditions of those injured in this crash has not yet been released by officials.
Common Causes of Head-On Collisions
Rollover Accidents Causing Ejections
Rollover Accidents Causing Ejections. Whenever someone gets into a motor vehicle, the risk of being involved in a car accident is possible. According to statistics published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):