News release - 08/09/2012

Published 8/10/2012 (all press releases for this day)

Jeri Williams
Chief of Police
Oxnard Police Department

R. Jason Benites
Assistant Chief

Scott Whitney
Assistant Chief



INCIDENT:  Injury Collision
DATE/TIME:  8-9-12/2016 Hours
LOCATION: Vineyard Avenue at Simon Way
VICTIM(S):  73-year old male-name withheld
LOSS:  Minor head injuries
PREPARED BY:  Marty Meyer, Commander/Jack Kujawa, Sergeant
 Alex Rangel, (805) 385-7631

On 8-9-12, at 2016 hours, officers responded to the intersection of Vineyard Avenue at Simon Way re: a possible injury hit-and-run collision. A semi tractor and trailer travelling at a slow rate of speed collided with another vehicle. The truck drove off. A motorist who had witnessed the collision followed the semi as it travelled onto Highway 101. The motorist was able to get the truck driver’s attention and advise what had occurred. The truck driver was returning to the scene when CHP unit intercepted the big rig.
Officers determined the truck driver was unaware of the collision until advised by the witness. Once aware of the collision the truck driver returned to the accident scene.
The driver of the other vehicle was a 73-year old male who sustained minor head injuries.
The cause of the collision is under investigation. Neither driver was under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
DATE / TIME PREPARED:  8-9-12/0230 hours 

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