Crash totals car, overturns big rig
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A PT Cruiser is totaled after crashing into a big rig at Walnut and Sycamore avenues on Wednesday afternoon, May 29.--Photo by Jonathan Partridge/Patterson Irrigator
A PT Cruiser is totaled after crashing into a big rig at Walnut and Sycamore avenues on Wednesday afternoon, May 29.--Photo by Jonathan Partridge/Patterson Irrigator
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Emergency responders extricate Modesto resident Abel Campos of Classic Party Rentals from this overturned big rig on Wednesday, May 27.--Photo by Jonathan Partridge/Patterson Irrigator
Emergency responders extricate Modesto resident Abel Campos of Classic Party Rentals from this overturned big rig on Wednesday, May 27.--Photo by Jonathan Partridge/Patterson Irrigator
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An accident at Patterson's eastern city limit line caused head injuries to a Modesto man and less serious injuries to a family of four on Wednesday afternoon, May 29.

A purple PT Cruiser heading to a graduation ceremony at Walnut Grove School failed to halt at a stop sign at about 4 p.m. while heading west on Walnut Avenue, clipping the back of a big rig headed south on Sycamore Avenue, according to police at the scene.

The big rig owned by Modesto-based Classic Party Rentals then hit a divot on the right side of the road and overturned, sliding about 25 feet to the south and landing perpendicular to Sycamore, cutting off all through traffic. The front of the truck crashed into a small palm tree on the eastern edge of the road.

Abel Campos, a 28-year-old Classic Party Rentals employee inside the big rig, was transported via helicopter to Memorial Medical Center with head injuries, according to fellow employees.

The big rig’s driver, 45-year-old Felix Rumbo of Modesto, and passenger David Campos, 26, also of Modesto, did not appear to suffer any injuries.

Witnesses at the scene said a family of four was inside the car, including the graduating eighth-grader, who suffered a cut to his ear, and a 2-year-old boy, who was not injured. The graduate’s mother, who was driving the car, was transported via ground ambulance to Doctors Medical Center in Modesto with relatively minor injuries.

Similar to the PT Cruiser, the big rig was in town for graduation duties, having dropped off chairs and tables at Patterson High School and at another nearby home prior to the crash, said Gillesandre Arvizo, dispatch manager for Classic Party Rentals.

Police at the scene did not expect the intersection to be cleared until at least 6 p.m.

The Irrigator hopes to have a more detailed report later this week.

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pebblesc1
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May 30, 2013
People need to learn how to SLOOOOOOOOOW DOOOOOOWWWWNNNNN AND DRIVE RESPECTFULLY, compromising the safety of our own children is not cool, or GO BACK TO DRVING SCHOOL AND THS TIME REALLY LEARN TO DRIVE
jumpingjackflash
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May 29, 2013
Nothing-new here. People are always running the stop signs. But why as a mother would you endanger your children lives? What a good example you are for teaching the children to how drive incorrectly. Guess it’s no different than the ones who go down to the river on a DAILY basis to buy and sell their drugs. Police have been told over and over again about this activity, but choose to do nothing about it.


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