Man seriously injured in accident
by TP staff
Jan 04, 2013 | 14985 views | 8 8 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Crash on 11th Street off ramp
California Highway Patrol officers look over the wreckage of the Volkswagen Cabrio on the 11th Street off ramp where it came to rest after driving off Interstate 205 on Friday, Jan. 4.  Glenn Moore/Tracy Press
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A man was seriously injured when his car veered off the eastbound lanes of Interstate 205 and rolled over on the off ramp exit to 11th Street on Friday, Jan 4.

California Highway Patrol officer Hector Davila said a Volkswagen Cabrio was traveling east on I-205 in the right lane of the three-lane highway just before noon, when witnesses said the vehicle drifted into the middle lane and sideswiped a pickup truck in the middle lane.

The car then veered back to the right, crossed over the right lane and went off the shoulder of the freeway and over a grass median and began to roll in the soft dirt until it stopped on its roof on the right shoulder of 11th Street.

Davila said the car rolled at least a “couple of times” but it’s unclear exactly how many times.

The truck involved stopped a short distance away from the crash on I-205, and the driver uninjured.

Davila said the car came to stop on 11th Street off ramp about 1,500 feet from the entrance from I-205.

Tracy fire crews had cut the driver out of the vehicle. He was the only occupant of the car.

He was flown by helicopter to an area hospital with what the CHP described as “major injuries.”

CHP Sgt. John Martinho said later that afternoon that officers were unable to find the man’s driver’s license at the scene.

Martinho said investigators are still trying to identify him as of Friday at 5:30 p.m. The officer noted that the driver is an Asian man who appears to be in his late 20s to early 30s.

The off ramp to 11th Street from I-205 was closed for about an hour as crews worked to free the driver and land the helicopter on the road.

Traffic on I-205 was also slowed as officers took measurements on the roadway.

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January 06, 2013
Thank You AverageBri for keeping us updated.
January 06, 2013
The Stocton paper reporting that this guy died at the hospital.

January 05, 2013
Hope he's okay! Not the way to start the New Years!
January 04, 2013
I'm Sure glad he didn't hit any of my friends !!! However when he sees's what condition his car is in he will be a bit sore I hope he had insurance
January 04, 2013
wow u r heartless to say that dude that could of been one of ur family members show a little effection or dont say nothing
January 05, 2013
Unless I really look hard I also have a hard time finding anything wrong with what A_DOGS_LIFE said. odog87, what should he be saying? Something like, "I wish he had hit one of my friends"?

Seems to me like a very reasonable thing to be happy an accident didnt hurt anyone you know. I personally would extend that wish to almost every other human being, but that is a pretty trivial point.

January 07, 2013
If I elect to post a comment in response to an article, my expectation of my comment is to elicit pertinent conversation with other readers about the content of the article or the sentiment expressed by the author. My expectation is to be mature about this and exhibit a caring, thoughtful karma. I suppose I object to the positing from A_Dog’s_Life because his comment is nakedly jejune. In fact, he makes three negative statements, though they may seem innocuous. There are thoughts you keep internal and there are thoughts you share with others for depth consideration and analysis. Sorry, but A_Dog’s_Life is merely taking a dump on my lawn (yes, this analogy is unnecessary and jejune).

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