Baby Taken to Hospital After Car Crash at Orangeburg and Sunrise Avenues
DATE OF COLLISION: Thursday, January 17th
January 18, 2019 – At least two people, involving a baby, were taken to hospitals following a traffic collision in the area of East Orangeburg and Sunrise avenues Thursday morning.
2-Vehicle Accident in Modesto Thursday, Jan 17
According to Modesto Bee, a Subaru Outback was headed east on Orangeburg and about to enter the Sunrise intersection when a Jeep Compass allegedly sped onto southbound Sunrise and pulled into the Outback’s path.
The two vehicles eventually collided, and the forced the Outback to drive towards metal poles that support the overhang in front of Sunrise Market.
Emergency teams reportedly found the Outback driver stuck. Firefighters extricated the woman out from the passenger side and was assessed at the location. Also found in the wreckage were the 15-year-old Compass driver, and her baby passenger restrained in a child safety seat.
Medical records indicated both the teenager, and the baby were taken to a hospital for evaluation. The names of the patients, and their conditions at this time have not been disclosed thus far.
Preliminary investigation revealed the teenager driver of the Compass was apparently unlicensed.
Further investigation on the case is underway.
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California Highway Patrol will carry out a forensic examination of the two vehicles involved, as well as photos that were taken of the scene, will help investigators draw up a firm conclusion for what happened. While it appears that the driver of the Jeep Compass will be held fully responsible for causing the accident, authorities will thoroughly look into how fast each driver was going, whether or not alcohol or drugs were involved, whether or not there were any mechanical issues with either vehicle, whether or not one of the drivers ran a red light or simply did not yield to the right of way motorist. The investigation will also consist of looking at measurements of evidence left by the vehicles such as point of impact, final resting positions of each vehicle, skid marks, and gouge marks.
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