MODESTO — A child suffered serious injuries Sunday afternoon when the Toyota she was riding in was hit by another car that ran a stop sign in south Modesto.
The accident occurred about 5:30 p.m. at Tucson and Imperial avenues. The Toyota RAV4 was traveling south on Tucson when it was hit in the intersection by a Honda heading west on Imperial that failed to stop at a stop sign, said California Highway Patrol officer Rich Eikeberg.
The Toyota hopped a curb and ran into a metal fence that surrounds a church at the corner. Eikeberg said a young girl, about 6 or 7 years old, was ejected or partially ejected. She was taken by ambulance to the hospital with major injuries, along with two adults that were in the car.
The three occupants of the Honda, all younger than 18, weren't seriously injured.
Eikeberg said officers were investigating reports that the Honda was racing. He said it does not appear drugs or alcohol contributed to the wreck.