At about 9:05 pm Thursday night, the Turlock Police Department, Turlock Fire Department, and American Medical Response were dispatched to a reported vehicle collision with injuries at the intersection of West Christofferson Parkway and Crowell Road, Turlock.
When crews arrived on scene, they located a single vehicle involved that had collided with a traffic light pole at the intersection. That vehicle was a white Chevrolet pickup truck. The vehicle had at least two occupants, but possibly three. Of the two confirmed occupants, one had minor injuries and refused to be transported while the other had moderate injuries and was ground transported to a local hospital by American Medical Response. If there was a third occupant, their condition remains unknown, however, they refused to be transported.
All occupants of the vehicle were juveniles and were returning home from a Volleyball game at Pitman High School. Their principal, Angela Freeman, as well as the school district’s Director of Student Services, Gil Ogden, were also returning home from the game when they saw the collision prior to responders’ arrival and stopped to help.
City crews responded to verify the integrity of the pole that was struck. The vehicle sustained major damage and had to be towed away from the scene.
It is currently unknown how the collision occurred.