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Woman riding mobility scooter struck by car in downtown Turlock

POSTED September 1, 2016 6:35 p.m.

A 60-year-old woman was rushed to a local hospital with critical injuries after the scooter she was riding was hit by a car, leaving her trapped under the vehicle.

The woman’s current condition is unknown, but the Turlock Police Department described her injuries as “life-threatening.”

The collision happened at 2:49 p.m. Thursday at the intersection of E. Olive Avenue and N. Palm Street. 

The early stages of the investigation indicate the 60-year-old woman was riding a mobility scooter southbound on E. Olive Avenue when she was struck by a sedan that had turned westbound from N. Palm Street onto E. Olive Avenue, said Turlock Police Sgt. Stephen Webb.

The force of the collision pinned the 60-year-old woman underneath the vehicle. She was extricated out by personnel from the Turlock Fire Department, who immediately began CPR on the woman. She was transported to a nearby hospital.

The 80-year-old woman who was driving the vehicle did not sustain any injuries.

The Turlock Police Department’s Major Accident Investigation Team is conducting the probe into the collision. At this time it does not appear that alcohol or drugs were a factor in the crash.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to call Sgt. Scott Ellis at 668-5550 ext. 6681.

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