The Turlock Police Department has released some details of Saturday morning’s collision that claimed the life of a juvenile male on a motorcycle.
According to Turlock police spokesperson Sgt. Neil Cervenka, two juveniles were riding on a motorcycle when involved in a collision with a white pickup truck.
The juveniles were traveling northbound on Rose Street when they collided with the pickup traveling eastbound on F Street, said Cervenka.
F Street has a stop sign at the intersection, but Rose Street does not.
One juvenile, which TurlockCityNews.com readers have identified as Jared Collins, was killed in the collision.
Collins was driving the motorcycle and was wearing a helmet, according to Cervenka. It is unknown how protective the helmet was, said Cervenka.
The juvenile passenger suffered serious injuries in the collision, said Cervenka, and it is unlikely that they were wearing a helmet.
A 42-year-old male was the driver of the truck and immediately stopped following the collision, said Cervenka.
The collision is under investigation by the Turlock Police Department.
Cervenka stressed the importance of wearing proper gear while riding a motorcycle, especially a proper fitting helmet.
He also stressed that motorists pay extra attention for motorcyclists on the road and that drivers should “look twice” for motorcycles.
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On Oct. 22, a motorcyclist was hit and killed by a vehicle who failed to properly yield at the intersection of Ninth Street and Rockwood Avenue. The victim was not demonstrating motorcycle safety, as they were not wearing a helmet in the collision.
Those injured in a motorcycle collision may receive severe and life-long injuries as a result of the crash. Victims may wish to consider further options, such as to check out Uvalle Law Firm and see if financial compensation is possible.
TurlockCityNews.com will continue to update the story as details become available.