Truck takes turn too wide and crashes into traffic light pole early Tuesday morning

On Tuesday, July 5th, 2022, at 1:32 am, the Turlock Police Department was dispatched to a reported vehicle collision with unknown injuries at the intersection of W Taylor Rd and N Golden State Blvd, Turlock.

When officers arrived on scene, they found a single vehicle involved, a red Freightliner truck tractor, which had struck a traffic light pole and a traffic light.

The vehicle had a single occupant who did not suffer any injuries.

The vehicle sustained moderate damage and was deemed inoperable as a result of the collision, requiring it to be towed away.

Officers began investigating and determined that the vehicle was traveling northbound on N Golden State Blvd and in the process of making a westbound turn onto W Taylor Rd, when the turn was taken too wide and the front right side of the vehicle struck the traffic light pole and the traffic light.

City crews responded to conduct repairs to the damaged traffic light.

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