At 6:46 p.m. on June 11, an emergency response was conducted by California Highway Patrol, Cal-Fire, West Stanislaus Fire Protection District, and Patterson District Ambulance.
Alfredo Valladarez was driving westbound on Del Puerto Canyon Road when the rear passenger side tire of his truck blew out and caused him to lose control of his vehicle.
The vehicle left the roadway, plowed through a fence and came to a stop in an orchard.
Valladarez’s adult passenger was transported to a hospital by Patterson District Ambulance. He was conscious at the time, but his injuries are unknown.
Valladarez believes that poor vehicle maintenance was likely the cause of the accident, saying at the scene, “I felt the tire go. I knew it (the tire) was bad”.