Driver in Modesto loose control heading into standing water

MODESTO, Calif. — California Highway Patrol reported Monday afternoon a 25-year-old Patterson resident was driving on W. Grayson Road near Laird Road when he lost control of his vehicle after driving into standing water.

His Honda SUV was found by first responders resting against a wooden utility pole. The man was taken to Doctors Medical Center with major injuries.

The vehicle left the south road edge of the eastbound lane while rotating in a counter clockwise manner—then its right side struck the utility pole.

The driver was not wearing his seat belt at the time of the accident, according to California Highway Patrol, and it is unknown if drugs or alcohol played a part in the incident.

“CHP would like to remind all motorists, seat belts, when worn properly, have the ability to save your life when involved in a traffic collision. Further, motorists should never enter a body of water at a speed that may cause the vehicle to lose with the roadway surface traction,” said a CHP spokesperson.

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