Date and Time of Release: 26 February 2014
Date and Time of Incident: 25 February 2014, at approx. 4:08 pm
Subject: Vehicle VS. Pedestrian Accident
25 February 2014, at approx. 4:08 pm, emergency personnel responded to Stockton Road near Mill Villa road for a reported vehicle vs. pedestrian accident. When officers arrived they located the male pedestrian over an embankment, where he had landed following the collision.
It was determined from witnesses that a 2006 Ford pick-up was westbound on Stockton Road, when a male pedestrian, who was walking eastbound along the north shoulder, intentionally jumped in front of the pick-up. The pedestrian was three feet into the traffic lane when he was struck by the right front of the Ford truck. The force of the impact launched the pedestrian over an embankment and down a small ravine.
The pedestrian suffered major trauma as the result of the impact with the vehicle, pavement and vegetation. The pedestrian was air lifted to a Modesto hospital and is in critical condition.
The investigation into this matter is continuing.