WeEscalon – March 24, 2017.
Two-Vehicle Collision on Santa Fe Road at S. Harrold Avenue.
Escalon, California – The accident was reported about 3:23 p.m. this afternoon and occurred on Santa Fe Road, at the intersection of S. Harrold Avenue. California Highway Patrol, Escalon Fire Department, and Escalon Community Ambulance Services responded to the accident. The accident involved a white Dodge pick up truck and a black Honda Accord. California Highway Patrol is the primary investigating agency in this accident.
It appeared to emergency crews on scene that the driver of the black Honda was traveling southeast on Santa Fe Road and the white Dodge pick up truck was traveling southwest on S. Harrold Avenue when the driver of the Honda failed to stop at the stop sign striking the passenger side of the truck while it was crossing the intersection. The driver of the white Dodge pick up truck said he was traveling southwest on S. Harrold Avenue just crossing the intersection of Santa Fe Road, when his truck was struck in the rear passenger side causing it to spin around. He also said the impact knocked the wheel off of his truck and it flew all the way across Santa Fe Road and landed in the orchard. The driver of the truck also mentioned it appeared to him that the driver of the other vehicle was going to stop for the stop sign, but didn’t.
Everyone involved in the accident was checked by Escalon emergency medical technicians on scene and appeared to have none to minor injuries. No one was transported by ambulance from the crash site and it appeared no other vehicles had been involved in the accident. The white pick up had major damage to the rear axle and the black Honda had major damage to the front of the car. Inattentive driver may have been a factor in this accident.
The accident caused minor delays for traffic at the intersection of Santa Fe Road and Harrold Avenue. The Dodge was blocking the northeast lane of Harrold Avenue at the stop sign and the Honda was on the west side shoulder of Santa Fe Road. There was also some debris in the intersection which caused minor issues. McDowell tow services were called out to remove both vehicles from the crash site.