Josephine Meza, Maria Rodriguez and Child Injured in Los Banos Accident on Highway 165
LOS BANOS (February 20, 2018) – Five people, including an infant, were injured after a traffic collision along Highway 165 on Tuesday morning, according to Merced Sun-Star.
The accident involving three vehicles occurred shortly before 8 a.m. near Pioneer Road.
As per the article, California Highway Patrol said a 2017 Honda was traveling south on Highway 165 when its driver, 20-year-old Antonio Munoz III, turned left and sideswiped a 2011 Nissan.
Josephine Meza, 38, then lost control of the Nissan and drove off the roadway into a concrete irrigation ditch. The Honda continued south and hit a 2014 Ford head-on.
CHP affirmed Meza and her two passengers, 29-year-old Maria Rodriguez and one-month-old baby girl, were transported to Memorial Hospital Los Banos as a precaution.
Munoz was flown to Memorial Medical Center in Modesto with major injuries while the motorist in the Ford was hospitalized with moderate injuries. A Los Banos Police Officer who cut her hand while attempting to rescue Munoz was also hurt.
Authorities are still investigating the cause of the incident.
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