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Modesto Police Department News Release

For Immediate Release

Contact: Scott Nelson, 2096522160
Release Date: Thursday, January 3, 2013, 8:00:00 AM

MODESTO, CA- Elderly pedestrian in critical condition after vehicle collision

Date: January 3, 2013
Modesto Police Department
Media Relations
Office of the Chief of Police
600 10th Street, Modesto, Ca. 95354
Author: Officer Scott Nelson
MODESTO, CA- On Wednesday January 2, 2013 at 5:47 PM an 83 year old male pedestrian suffered severe injuries resulting from a collision with a vehicle.  
The pedestrian was struck on Floyd Avenue and Mac Gregor Court. He was crossing southbound in the crosswalk on the west side of the intersection of Floyd Ave and Mac Gregor Court. The vehicle that struck the pedestrian was a 2008 Nissan Pathfinder and was traveling eastbound on Floyd Ave.
The 83 year old male, identified as Joseph Yonan of Modesto, was transported to a local hospital and is being treated for a broken back, broken pelvis, broken leg, and internal injuries. He is still listed in critical condition at this time. The driver of the Nissan Pathfinder was not injured as a result of the collision.   
The initial investigation suggests neither alcohol nor drugs were a factor in this collision. The driver of the vehicle remained at the scene and is cooperating with the investigation. A comprehensive collision investigation is under way in order to determine the cause of this collision. Witness statements and physical evidence will be thoroughly evaluated before any collision factor or cause will be determined.
Witness statements have been obtained at the scene of the collision. However, anyone who may have witnessed the collision or has further information is encouraged to contact the Officer Hopkins of the Modesto Police Department at 209-572-9500, extension 24157. Also, callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward. Tipsters can also text information to Crime Stoppers by sending a text message to 274637. Just type “TIP704” along with your message.
For information about this news release, contact police spokesperson Officer Scott Nelson at or 209-652-2160.