3 passengers ejected from vehicle in rollover accident
by Brooke Borba | Patterson Irrigator
Jun 14, 2013 | 4168 views | 0 0 comments | 83 83 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Three Patterson residents suffered moderate to major injuries after they were ejected from a car on June 7, according to a release by the California Highway Patrol in Modesto. One of the injuries resulted in a death on June 9.

The single vehicle accident happened at 7 p.m. on Marshall Road, just west of Morgan Road when the driver, Mario Contreras, 19, of Newman lost control of the 1999 Toyota Sienna.

Contreras was approaching a left curve at a high-speed rate, which caused the vehicle to travel off the roadway and onto the north shoulder of the street. CHP reported that Contreras over corrected to the left, which resulted in the vehicle rotating and overturning multiple times into a neighboring field, south of Marshall Road. Patterson residents Hugo Garcia, 22, Jose Morales, 20, and an unidentified female minor were ejected from the Sienna. Garcia and the female minor sustained major injuries; Morales received moderate injuries.

Contreras and another female minor suffered minor injuries but were not ejected from the car. Contreras was the only victim wearing a safety restraint during the accident, according to Modesto CHP. Hugo Garcia, 22, was classified dead on June 9 by the Stanislaus County coroner’s office.

Contreras, Morales and the female minor that suffered minor injuries were taken to Doctors Medical Center in Modesto. Garcia and the female minor that suffered major injuries were taken to Memorial Medical Center in Modesto.

The report states that alcohol and drugs were not believed to be a factor in the accident.

Contact Brooke Borba at 892-6187, ext. 24, or brooke@pattersonirrigator.com
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