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SUV Versus Semi-Truck in Morning Collision on Highway 120

WeEscalon – February 22, 2017


Escalon, California – Police, Fire, and Ambulance Services responded to an early morning vehicle accident involving a white Chevrolet SUV and a semi-truck. The accident was reported about 5:38 a.m. this morning and occurred in the eastbound lane of Highway 120 near the Valero gas station. Injuries were unknown at the time of the dispatch. Escalon Police Department is the primary investigating agency in this accident case.

Upon arriving on the scene, emergency personnel determined that both drivers had suffered only minor injuries. The driver of the SUV was checked by Escalon Community Ambulance medical technicians on scene and appeared to have only minor injuries. The driver of the semi-truck was also moving about and seemed to be uninjured. No one was transported by ambulance from the crash site.

It appeared the white semi-truck with a trailer was traveling eastbound on Highway 120 when it was hit in the passenger side of the cab near the gas tank by the white SUV. The driver of the white SUV was attempting to exit the gas station when the vehicle struck the semi-truck. There were no reported fuel spills due to the collision. It was reported the vision of the driver of the SUV may have been blocked by a second semi-truck attempting to maneuver into the parking lot of the Valero gas station to make a delivery. It was also reported that the driver of the delivery truck may have motioned to the driver of the SUV before the accident occurred.


There were traffic delays to both lanes of travel due to the eastbound lane of Highway 120 being blocked by the accident and emergency vehicles on scene. Traffic was also reduced to one lane while fire personnel used the westbound lane to divert the eastbound traffic around the crash site. Both vehicles had moderate to major damage due to the impact. The white SUV had the front-end damage and the semi-truck had damage to the passenger side fuel tank area. Tow services were called to help remove the vehicles.


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