Rear-End Vehicle Collision on Highway 120 at Henry Road
June 24, 2017.
Escalon, California – The accident was reported about 12:07 p.m. this afternoon and occurred on Highway 120, at the intersection of Henry Road. California Highway Patrol, Escalon Fire Department, and Escalon Community Ambulance Services responded to the accident. The accident involved a gold colored Ford Taurus and a silver colored Dodge pick up truck. California Highway Patrol is the primary investigating agency in this accident.
A witness on scene said both vehicles were traveling eastbound on Highway 120. The Dodge pick up truck was slowing, or had already come to a stop in the eastbound lane, to make a left hand turn (North) onto Henry Road when the collision occurred. The driver of the Taurus, for some unknown reason failed to slow or stop for the turning vehicle, striking the rear driver side of the truck. The impact caused major damage to the rear driver side of the Dodge pick up and major damage to the front right side of the Ford Taurus.
Both drivers and children passengers involved in the accident were checked by Escalon emergency medical technicians on scene and the California Highway Patrol reported no injuries. It was also reported by a witness that there was a small child in the back seat of the Ford and he was also uninjured. It was also said that there were children in the Dodge pick up and they seemed to be uninjured. No one was transported by ambulance from the crash site and it appeared no other vehicles had been involved in the accident. Inattentive driver may have been a factor in this accident.
The accident caused delays to the afternoon traffic in both eastbound and westbound lanes of Highway 120 and traffic backed up for some distance in both directions. The Dodge pick up and a fire truck was blocking the eastbound lane of Highway 120 and the Ford Taurus came to rest on the northeast corner of the intersection. There was also some debris in the intersection which caused issues. McDowell tow services was called out to remove both vehicles from the crash site.