Modesto, CA (July 29, 2020) – Officers from the Modesto Police Department reported that a three-car collision left four women with injuries at the three-way intersection of Claratina Avenue and Oakdale Road in northeast Modesto on the afternoon of Tuesday, July 28th.

An accident report filed by the California Highway Patrol states that the collision took place at around 1:40 p.m. when a tractor-trailer heading northbound along Oakdale Road crossed paths with a driver in a red sedan traveling eastbound on Claratina Avenue. 

According to eyewitnesses, the eastbound driver attempted to make a lefthand turn onto a cross street and, in doing so, failed to yield the right of way to the oncoming big rig, 

The tractor-trailer broadsided the red sedan. The force of the impact then caused the oversized vehicle to collide with an oncoming Nissan Altima. Each car in this scenario was occupied by one adult female driver and one adult female passenger. 

A departmental spokesperson for the Modesto Police Department confirmed that Claratina Avenue drivers have a stop sign posted at the intersection but the cars traveling along Oakdale Road do not. 

Both occupants of the Nissan sustained various non-life-threatening injuries. They received medical aid at the scene and were then released. The woman driving the red sedan sustained critical injuries. The injuries endured by her passenger were also classified as critical.

The tractor-trailer operator, an adult male, was unharmed during the incident.

Officers from the California Highway Patrol constructed vehicle detours near the scene of the accident in order to help mitigate the gridlock caused by the collision. 

An accident summary handled by the battalion chief for the Modesto Fire Department stated that one of the crash victims was trapped inside her vehicle, and emergency rescue crews had to use hydraulic extrication tools, otherwise known as the Jaws of Life, to free her from the wreckage.

Drugs and alcohol were determined to not have played any role in this collision.

The incident remains under inquiry by the Modesto Police Department at this time.

Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.

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