Vehicle collision declared mass casualty incident after seven injured Sunday evening

On Sunday, October 2nd, 2022, at 5:28 pm, the Turlock Police Department, Turlock Fire Department, Modesto Fire Department, and American Medical Response were dispatched to a reported vehicle collision with injuries at the intersection of N Olive Ave and Hartwick Ave, Turlock.

When crews arrived on scene, they found two vehicles involved. The first one was a black Honda sedan and the second one was a blue Hyundai hatchback.

There were a total of seven people involved, one of which suffered major injuries, four of which suffered moderate injuries, and two of which suffered minor injuries. The one who suffered major injuries was air transported by CALSTAR Air Medical Services to a local hospital, while the rest were ground transported by American Medical Response to local hospitals.

Both vehicles sustained major damage and were deemed inoperable as a result of the collision, requiring them to be towed away.

It’s currently unknown how the collision occurred, however, a person claiming to be a witness commented on a Facebook post stating that she had seen both vehicles racing prior to the collision.

The investigation remains on-going. Anyone with information that could assist in the investigation is encouraged to call Officer Raymond Croxen at 209-668-6542.

One comment

  • Anonymous anonymous

    My teen daughter and her friends were in this crash. One teen broke her back while another had her face split wide open from the back seat air bag. The driver was air lifted . The kids are all minors. Some adult decided to target these children probably on a road rage assault. Such a sad situation for everyone. I pray to GOD justice be served.


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