Three Injured After DUI Hit and Run in Modesto
Three people were injured after a hit and run accident caused by DUI in Modesto, CA, on the evening of May 9, 2020. The car accident occurred at Granger Avenue and College Avenue, according to a report by the Modesto Police Department (Modesto PD). The incident involved two vehicles described as a black Honda and a blue pickup truck. The impact of the collision reportedly propelled the truck into a traffic signal pole, which was knocked down. The driver of the pickup, a 22-year-old woman, was pinned in her vehicle and extricated by emergency crews using hydraulic tools. She suffered major injuries described as non-life-threatening and was transported to a local hospital for treatment. The woman’s two passengers, ages 7 and 11, were also taken to the hospital as a precaution. The driver of the Honda, a 23-year-old Modesto man, allegedly fled the scene on foot. He was located approximately a block away from the scene and was arrested on suspicion of driving on a revoked or suspended license because of DUI, DUI causing injury, and hit and run. Officials also said he is a repeat DUI offender and has a current case for driving on a revoked or suspended driver’s license and drunk driving in the Stanislaus County Superior Court system. It is unknown whether he will face additional charges related to the traffic collision.