A pedestrian was injured after being struck by a car at Tenaya Drive and Santa Cruz Avenue in Modesto
Modesto, CA – One person was seriously injured after being struck by a car in Modesto on Tuesday morning.
The accident was reported around 7:48 a.m. at Tenaya Drive and Santa Cruz Avenue, according to the California Highway Patrol.
A big rig is reported to have struck a pedestrian on the roadway in unclear circumstances.
The pedestrian suffered major injuries in the accident and was taken to an area hospital for treatment.
Additional information about the accident was not provided.
An investigation into the accident is underway.
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