NHTSA Safety Campaign – Share the Road
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued a reminder as temperatures start to rise that it is important to Share the Road. When spring hits Northern California, we see many more bicyclists, motorcycle riders, and pedestrians on the roads. The increase in foot and bike traffic often also brings an unfortunate increase in deadly traffic accidents that involve those more vulnerable travelers.
Pedestrian Accident Fatality in Turlock
The Turlock Police Department (Turlock PD) reported a pedestrian accident fatality on Monte Vista Avenue on the morning of Monday, March 15, 2021. The fatal incident occurred shortly before 7:00 a.m. at the intersection of Dels Lane and Monte Vista Avenue.
Moped Rider Killed After Crash in Turlock
A moped rider was killed after a crash involving a vehicle near the Turlock area on the night of Sunday, September 20, 2020. The incident occurred at approximately 9:40 p.m. on Main Street just west of Washington Road. A preliminary investigation by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) found that an 18-year-old Turlock woman was driving a 2017 Honda sedan eastbound on Main Street and reportedly failed to see a slowed 2008 Fantic Motor Lei moped ahead of her. The Honda allegedly rear-ended the moped and caused its rider to be ejected off from the bike. The moped rider, a 38-year-old Miguel Naranjo of Turlock, was transported by an American Medical Response (AMR) ambulance to Doctors Medical Center in Modesto. Sadly, Mr. Naranjo was pronounced deceased during hospitalization.
Fatal Motorcycle Accident Near Empire
The California Highway Patrol (CHP) responded to a fatal motorcycle accident on Albers Road and Yosemite Boulevard in the Empire area on the morning of Tuesday, August 25, 2020. The deadly incident was reported shortly before 7:00 a.m. and involved a 2012 Chevrolet SUV and a 2007 Suzuki motorcycle. A preliminary investigation by the CHP suggested that a man was riding his motorcycle southbound on Albers. At the same time, the Chevrolet was traveling northbound on Albers, intending to make a left-hand turn, and enter a business.
Driver Arrested After Turlock Fatal Hit and Run
A motorcyclist was killed, and a driver was arrested after a fatal hit and run in Turlock on the morning of Monday, June 22, 2020. Shortly before 2:00 a.m., the California Highway Patrol (CHP) was notified of a hit and run motorcycle accident at Greenway and Lander avenues, just south of Turlock. CHP officers responding to the scene found a man, 50-year-old Joey Branco of Atwater, lying in the roadway near his motorcycle. Sadly, Mr. Branco was pronounced deceased at the scene.
Woman Killed After Pedestrian Accident in Turlock
An elderly woman was killed after a pedestrian accident in Turlock, CA, on the night of January 8, 2020. The crash occurred around 6:00 p.m. near North Rose Street and East Avenue, according to the Turlock Police Department. A woman was walking in the area when she was hit by an oncoming vehicle. Despite lifesaving measures from bystanders and first responders, officials say the woman passed away at the scene of the collision. Authorities have identified her as Khamirya Hana, 78, of Turlock.
Two Dead After Alleged Turlock DUI
On Thursday, October 24, 2019, California Highway Patrol (CHP) authorities reported that an alleged Turlock DUI left two people with fatal injuries. The collision involved two vehicles and happened during the early morning and left one additional person with major injuries. The fatally injured driver has been identified as a 41-year-old woman. However, both she and her passenger’s identities are being withheld by county authorities at this time. Police have reportedly arrested the other driver on felony charges of driving under the influence as well as vehicular manslaughter. CHP reports that this collision is currently under investigation.
Farming Accident Near Modesto Kills Teenager
A farming accident near Modesto on September 7 cost the life of a teenager as the ATV he was riding experienced a rollover in the orchard where he was working. He was ejected from the vehicle. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported that the accident happened near Keys Road and Hawkins Road at about 4:00 in the afternoon. Police officers and medics arrived at the scene to discover that the 16-year-old teen had passed away as a result of the accident.
Auto Accident Kills Hilmar Man
A hit and run accident in south Turlock claimed the life of a Hilmar man on December 26, 2018. The incident occurred at approximately 11:30 p.m. along the 1200 block of Lander Avenue. A man was driving his Nissan pickup truck southbound along Lander Avenue when he attempted to make a U-turn and was struck by a Ford Mustang. The occupants of the Ford reportedly fled the scene, leaving the Nissan driver behind to succumb to his injuries at the scene. Officials have identified the decedent as 55-year-old Jose Mora of Hilmar.