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Crash flips vehicle near school
Emergency personnel responded to a collision at Colorado and Hawkeye avenues that caused one vehicle to rollover in the intersection. - photo by KRISTINA HACKER / The Journal

A collision near Dutcher Middle School left one vehicle flipped upside down, but no one seriously injured on Thursday afternoon.

According to witnesses, a white minivan was traveling west on Hawkeye Avenue through the Colorado Avenue intersection on a green light when a white Toyota RAV4 attempted to turn left at the same time. The minivan hit the back of the SUV, causing it to spin and then flip over, said witness Tyanna Murdick.

"It spun about 180 degrees with smoke coming out of the tires, then flipped over," she said.

Murdick is a crossing guard for nearby Dutcher Middle School. She was standing on the northwest corner of Hawkeye and Colorado with a group of Turlock Junior High students who were dropped off by their school bus around 2:45 p.m. Thursday when the accident happened. None of the students were hit by debris from the collision, according to Murdick.

At least one young child was involved in the collision and several adults. No one was transported by ambulance from the scene, however.

Murdick said the Hawkeye and Colorado intersection is a problem area.

"There's a lot of rule breaking," she said.