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One Dead after Crash Involving Ambulance in Turlock

Courtesy: Turlock Fire Department

TURLOCK — The Turlock Police Department is investigating two collisions that left one man dead and several others injured, including two firefighters.

Thursday around 9:12 p.m., a man in his 60s was hit by a car while riding his bike in the area of East Hawkeye and North Olive avenues.

The cause of the collision has not been determined but the driver stayed at the scene and is cooperating with authorities.

Around 9:30 p.m., the ambulance that was transporting the man to a nearby hospital was struck by a truck in the intersection of North Golden State Boulevard and West Monte Vista Avenue.

The impact of the collision caused the ambulance to roll on its side.

The bicyclist was then transported by another ambulance to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Five others, including two Turlock firefighters who were riding in the ambulance with the bicyclist, were transported to local hospitals.

Their injuries ranged from moderate to severe.

The two firefighters have since been treated and released. The condition of the ambulance staff involved in the crash is unknown.

Anyone with information on the collisions is asked to contact the Turlock Police Department. 

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