December 20, 2016
Escalon, California – California Highway Patrol, Escalon Fire, and Escalon Community Ambulance Services responded to a two-vehicle collision this morning.
The accident was reported about 6:50 a.m. this morning, California Highway Patrol, Escalon Fire, and Escalon Community Ambulance responded to what was first reported as a solo vehicle accident with a female trapped in a dark colored SUV. The accident occurred on Highway 120 near the entrance of the Bronco Winery. California Highway Patrol is the primary investigating agency in this collision.
Upon arriving on the scene, emergency personnel found that the collision was actually a rear-end traffic accident involving a grey Porsche SUV and a white Chevrolet Tahoe. The roadway was clear with the exception of emergency vehicles and the debris in the roadway that was causing traffic delays in both directions on Highway 120.
The grey Porsche SUV had major damage to the front of the vehicle and the white Chevrolet Tahoe appeared to have moderate damage to the rear of the vehicle. Both drivers were out of their vehicles and moving about the accident scene. There were no serious injuries reported by either driver and they were treated on scene by emergency medical technicians. No one was transported by ambulance from the crash site and it appeared no other vehicles had been involved in the accident.
Witnesses reported that both vehicles were traveling eastbound on Highway 120 when the accident occurred. They also said that the driver of the white Chevrolet worked at the Winery and was on her way to work. The witnesses went on to say, that the driver of the Chevrolet was turning left into the business driveway when the grey Porsche failed to stop and hit the Chevrolet Tahoe from behind. It was unclear if the impact shoved both vehicles off of the roadway or that the CHP Officer had pushed the Porsche out of the middle of the road with his patrol unit.
Traffic was reduced to one lane and there were some traffic delays in both directions of Highway 120 while the roadway was being cleaned. The Porsche’s airbags did deploy and the vehicle had to be towed from the scene. The Chevrolet was still drivable and was driven from the crash site.