Injury Accident on Escalon Bellota Road near Edwards Road
September 12, 2017.
Escalon, California – California Highway Patrol was dispatched to a report of a traffic collision at approximately 4:25 p.m. this afternoon. The accident occurred on Escalon Bellota Road near Edwards Road. The crash involved a red Chrysler PT Cruiser and a grey colored Subaru Outback. Escalon Fire Department and two Escalon Community Ambulances were also dispatched to the collision. California Highway Patrol is the primary investigating agency in this accident.
Witnesses on scene said the driver and passenger of the PT Cruiser were traveling southbound and the driver of the Subaru was traveling northbound on Escalon Bellota Road when the collision occurred. One of the witnesses also said the driver of the Subaru was attempting to turn left into a driveway of a residence on the west side of the roadway.
The California Highway Patrol officer on scene was still investigating how the accident happened and determining who was at fault. The impact caused major damage to the front end and some side body damage to both vehicles.
Both drivers and passenger involved in the accident were checked and treated by Escalon emergency medical technicians on scene. The driver of the Subaru suffered unknown injuries and was transported by ambulance to a nearby hospital. It appeared no other vehicles were involved in the accident.
The accident caused delays to the late afternoon traffic in both northbound and southbound lanes of Escalon Bellota Road with traffic backing up in both directions. The involved vehicles along with the emergency vehicles were completely blocking both lanes of Escalon Bellota Road. The roadway was closed to through traffic. There was also some debris and oil in the roadway causing issues. The CHP officer attempted to somewhat clear the roadway by pushing the Subaru from the northbound lane to the southbound lane with his patrol vehicle. McDowell tow services was called out to remove at least one of the vehicles from the crash site.