An underage and unlicensed driver was cited after she was involved in an accident that overturned an SUV near California State University, Stanislaus on Tuesday.
A blue Chevrolet Suburban was traveling west on Monte Vista Avenue around 5 p.m. and attempted to make a left-hand turn onto Crowell Road, said Turlock police spokesperson Officer Mayra Lewis.
At the same time, a red Toyota Sienna was traveling the opposite direction and collided with the Suburban, Lewis said.
The force of the collision sent the Suburban rolling onto its side.
Emergency services rushed to the scene and all occupants of both vehicles were able to make it out of their vehicles before paramedics arrived.
Several lanes of traffic were blocked during the accident and traffic was snarled until the cars were towed away and the intersection cleared.
The female driving the Sienna was only 15 years old and only had a Instructional Driver’s Permit with her. Riding in the van with her were two other 15-year-old’s, said Lewis.
California law requires a driver with an Instructional Permit to have an adult above the age of 25 in the vehicle.
The driver of the Sienna was cited and her permit was seized, said Lewis.
The driver of the Sienna was also transported to an area hospital with complainant pain, said Lewis.
The driver of the Suburban managed to walk away with no injuries, Lewis said.