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Los Banos man critically injured in vehicle collision

A 30-year-old Los Banos man was taken to Doctors Medical Center in Modesto, Thursday night, after he was critically injured in an accident involving a woman who was driving under the influence of alcohol and marijuana, Los Banos Police said.

Andrew Maloney was traveling south on Highway 165 approaching Pioneer Road on his 2011 Suzuki motorcycle. Amie Chick, a 24-year-old woman from Santa Nella, was traveling northbound on Highway 165 approaching the same intersection, police said.

Chick attempted to make a left turn in front of Maloney. Maloney was unable to slow down and struck the right side of Chick’s 2012 Jeep. The impact inflicted major injuries to Maloney, police said.

Chick was talking on her cell phone at the time of the accident. At the scene of the accident, Chick was also showing signs of intoxication, police said. She was arrested on suspicion of DUI and later found to be under the influence of alcohol and cannabis, police said.

-- Samuel Cosby

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