A woman suffered minor injuries Friday night after a hit-and-run in which a pickup truck reportedly cut her off, causing her to swerve and lead into a three-car collision on Ashby Road near Beachwood Drive, according to California Highway Patrol.
The woman was driving a red Ford Taurus west on Ashby Road at about 7:30 p.m. Friday when she told authorities a white pickup truck, possibly a Ford Ranger, traveling east on Ashby Road turned into an RV park in front of her, CHP Merced Officer Eric Zuniga said.
The Taurus driver swerved to avoid the pickup truck and hit a silver Volkswagen Jetta driven by a male adult that was traveling east on Ashby Road, behind the pickup truck, Zuniga said.
A red Chevrolet Corvette that was traveling behind the Jetta attempted to brake and stop, but ended up sliding into the westbound lane of Ashby Road and collided with the side of the Taurus, which was blocking the lane, Zuniga said.
After the three-car collision, the white truck drove out of the RV park and fled east on Ashby Road, Zuniga said. Witnesses weren't able to obtain plate information and weren't able to identify the driver and if there were any occupants.
The driver of the Taurus suffered minor injuries and was transported to Doctors Medical Center in Modesto. Additional information on the Taurus driver and occupants of the vehicles involved weren't available Friday night.
Zuniga said the incident was a "non-contact hit-and-run," and that anyone with information on the crash or the suspect vehicle, a white Ford Ranger, is encouraged to contact CHP at 209-356-6600.