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Modesto Police Department News Release

For Immediate Release

Contact: Heather Graves, (209) 652-0514
Release Date: Wednesday, September 25, 2013, 3:05:00 PM

Pedestrian in Serious Condition after Traffic Collision

Pedestrian in Serious Condition after Traffic Collision



Date: September 25, 2013

Modesto Police Department

Media Relations

Office of the Chief of Police

600 10th Street, Modesto, Ca. 95354

Author: Heather Graves



MODESTO, CA- On Tuesday September 24, 2013 at 6:33 PM a pedestrian suffered serious injuries resulting from a collision with a vehicle.  


The pedestrian was crossing northbound from the south side of the intersection of Merle Avenue and Woodcrest Way.  A 2008 Honda Odyssey traveling westbound on Merle Avenue struck the pedestrian as he was crossing.     


The pedestrian, Patrick Lonowski, 56-years-old, of Modesto, was transported to a local hospital and is being treated for a broken leg and a head injury. He is listed in serious condition. The driver of the Honda Odyssey, John Woolard, 53-years-old, of Modesto, was not injured as a result of the collision.   


The initial investigation suggests neither alcohol nor drugs were a factor in this collision. A comprehensive collision investigation is under way in order to determine the cause of this collision.


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 Officer Kroutil of the Modesto Police Department at 209-572-9500, extension 24098.