As a medical precaution, a child in one of the three vehicles involved in a Friday afternoon collision was airlifted to a Sacramento hospital.
Two pickups and an SUV all sustained major damage at approximately 4:53 p.m. The crash occurred on Whitmore Avenue west of the Moffet/Ninth Street intersection.
Paramedics advised Ceres Fire that an ambulance was not needed for care, however they had a child classified as an “immediate need patient” so a Medi-Flight helicopter was requested. Ceres firefighters established a landing zone on the Ceres High School football field for a flight to Sacramento.
The Ceres Fire Department said the decision was made as a precaution because of the child’s age, but noted the injuries did not appear serious.
The intersection saw a prior crash at 3:41 p.m. involving three vehicles. All parties had minor injuries and refused treatment.
At 6:55 a.m. Saturday morning Ceres firefighters responded to a crash outside the city limits with a report that the occupants were trapped in the wreckage. The crash occurred on Central Avenue south of Service Road. The driver had allowed a Chevy Camaro to drift into a fence and utility pole causing significant damage to the car. When firefighters arrived both occupants of the vehicle were standing outside of car and being assessed by paramedics. Both occupants refused medical care.
The CHP is investigating the cause of the crash.