For the third time in four days, somebody has died in a traffic accident on the streets of Manteca.
Shortly after 6 a.m. Friday – less than 36 hours after the Manteca Police Department notified the public to stay away from an intersection in the southwest portion of the city because of a motorcycle collision that left one rider dead – emergency personnel responded to a call of a woman down on the street along North Airport Way between Daisywood Drive and East Lovelace Road suffering from severe injuries.
Attempts by the Manteca Fire Department and Manteca District Ambulance first responders at stabilizing and reviving the woman were unsuccessful. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Manteca Police Department’s Major Accident Investigation Team was called out to lead the investigation – the third time this week they have responded to the scene of an accident following a fatal traffic collision. They determined that the woman was struck by a vehicle that stopped at the scene. The driver cooperated with investigators and first responders.
Neither drugs nor alcohol were believed to be a factor in the accident, and investigators announced that no additional information about the accident will be released at this time. The investigations “often take weeks or months” to complete.
The accident on North Airport, which was announced to the public through the Manteca Police Department’s Nixle App and shared on Facebook, came just over a day after a motorcyclist died following a crash into a fire hydrant near Langum Way and W. Atherton Drive. Two riders were down with injuries when first responders arrived. While the female passenger suffered moderate injuries, the male driver suffered major injuries and was later pronounced dead at an area hospital.
The man, identified as 39-year-old Silfredo D. Lopez Lopez, was a San Leandro resident.
On Tuesday a driver running a red light at the Union Road and Louise Avenue intersection struck a pickup truck that was turning. The male driver was killed, a woman passenger ejected and seriously injured and two kids in the car were injured.
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