For Immediate Release:
Date: January 16, 2020
Prepared By/Contact Person: Darren Blevins, Chief of Police
“Traffic Accident Sends Juvenile to the Hospital”
On Thursday, January 16, 2020, Coalinga Police Officers responded to Van Ness Avenue at Sunset Street on a report of a traffic collision involving a motorist and pedestrian. The investigation revealed that a motorist turned left from Sunset Street onto Van Ness Avenue in violation of a posted sign, striking a minor who was in a marked crosswalk.
The minor was transported to Valley Children’s Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.
The Coalinga Police Department would like to remind the public to use extreme caution, especially in school areas.
In response to this collision and other traffic complaints, the public can expect increased traffic enforcement in school areas.
Anyone with information related to this investigation is asked to contact the Coalinga Police Department’s Public Safety Dispatch Center at (559) 935-1525.