Car Crash on Santa Fe Drive and Ballico Avenue in Merced County

Two-Vehicle Collision on Ballico Avenue

On Monday, February 13, 2023, the California Highway Patrol responded to a report of a two-vehicle collision at Ballico Avenue and Santa Fe Drive near Ballico in Merced County. The incident occurred shortly after 8:35 a.m. and involved a 1998 Toyota Tacoma and a Chevrolet Cruze, officials said.

Details on the Two-Vehicle Collision on Ballico Avenue in Merced County

The California Highway Patrol reported that a Winton man, 50, was behind the wheel of the Toyota headed eastbound on Santa Fe Drive. When the Toyota driver approached the intersection of Santa Fe Drive and Ballico Avenue, they slowed their vehicle for a posted stop sign ahead. While doing so, the Toyota was allegedly rear-ended by the Chevrolet driven by a Turlock man, according to CHP traffic officers.

Investigators indicated that it appears the Chevrolet was allegedly traveling approximately 70 mph in the moments leading up to the rear-end collision. The impact of the collision propelled the Toyota to the right where it struck a parked trailer, and the Chevrolet overturned several times.

The Chevrolet driver was uninjured in the rear-end collision, according to the California Highway Patrol. The Toyota driver was going in and out of consciousness, officials said. A ground ambulance was requested at the accident site to transport the Toyota driver to a Modesto area hospital for treatment of unspecified injuries. Additional information on the incident was not immediately available.

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