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Date and Time of Release: 9 March 2015

Date and Time of Incident: 7 March 2015, at approx. 8:08 pm

Subject: Vehicle vs. Pedestrian Accident

7 March 2015, at approx. 8:08 pm, emergency personnel responded to the area of Stockton Road (Highway 49) near Forest Rd., for a reported vehicle vs. pedestrian accident.
So far, it has been determined that Joseph McFadden, 71 of Atwater, was traveling westbound on Stockton Rd., in a 2011 Lincoln Town Car, when he struck a 61 year old female pedestrian, who was walking along the north edge of the roadway after attending the Celtic Fair.
The force of the impact knocked the female pedestrian over the vehicle and onto the pavement. The pedestrian suffered major head trauma and was airlifted to Modesto, where she was listed in extremely critical condition.
The investigation into this matter is ongoing.