The bicyclist who died after being struck by a car in Turlock and then hit by a pickup while riding in an ambulance has been identified as Henry Peters, 68, of Turlock.
Peters died at a Modesto hospital after sustaining injuries in the two collisions. The ambulance collision also injured five others.
Peters had been riding his bicycle around 9 p.m. Thursday in the area of N. Olive and E. Hawkeye avenues when he was struck by a vehicle headed eastbound. Peters sustained life-threatening injuries from the collision and was being transported by ambulance to a Modesto hospital. Due to the severity of Peters’ injuries, the American Medical Response ambulance team requested two Turlock Firefighters accompany them in the ambulance.
At 9:33 p.m. the ambulance was in the intersection of N. Golden State Boulevard and W. Monte Vista Avenue when it was struck by Toyota truck. The force of the impact caused the ambulance to rollover.
Peters was taken by another ambulance to a hospital, where despite life-saving measures being taken, he succumbed to his injuries.
The injuries of the two firefighters and the two ambulance personnel ranged from moderate to severe. The ambulance staff was also transported to area hospitals and treated. The driver of the pickup truck also was treated at an area hospital.
The ambulance was headed west on W. Monte Vista with lights and siren activated when it was broadsided by the Toyota, which was headed south on N. Golden State Boulevard.