According to California Highway Patrol reports, the man was moving from Oakland to Los Angeles and was heading east on I-580 passing Patterson Pass Road when he crashed.
The Mitsubishi was in the fast lane traveling about 70 mph, the CHP said, when he encountered slower traffic.
The driver of the Mitsubishi hit his brakes and swerved to the right to avoid hitting the car in front, according to the CHP, lost control of the station wagon and swerved down the embankment.
The station wagon rolled about three times before coming to rest on its wheels near the fence of a cattle pasture about 150 feet down the embankment, the CHP reported.
The driver had a broken arm from the accident and was taking heart medication, the CHP said. The driver, whose name was not released, was taken to Sutter Tracy Community Hospital.
No other car was involved in the crash, and the interstate remained open as crews brought the injured man up to the ambulance.
Tracy police received 221 calls for service Wednesday, Aug. 22. The following is a sample of those calls.
12:12 a.m.: Several teens were seen throwing eggs at passing cars near Byron and Corral Hollow roads. The teens were gone before police arrived.
4:44 a.m.: A man seen breaking car windows ran from police on the 2700 block of Camelia Drive. The man had broken two car windows and started jumping fences into nearby backyards. Also in the area, according to the dispatch log, was a suspicious car driven by a woman that left as soon as the vandal started running.
6:32 a.m.: A 1997 Honda Accord was reported stolen on the 1700 block of Lavelle Smith Drive.
7:07 a.m.: A rooster was seen running around the 4500 block of Morning Brook Lane. Animal control officers were unable to find it.
8:59 a.m.: Tracy High School campus police searched for a man in his early 20s, wearing a T-shirt with a large marijuana leaf on the back. He was seen carrying a heavy bag on campus at 315 E. 11th St. He reportedly roamed around campus and avoided security, telling people he had items for students. Police caught up to the man near Kavanagh Avenue and Tracy Boulevard at 10:33 a.m. and arrested him on suspicion of drug possession.
9:38 a.m.: A store clerk reported a man inside Big Lots, 2681 N. Tracy Blvd., had a handgun in his waist band. The gun turned out to be a belt buckle.
11:42 a.m.: Police were called after a car hit a fire hydrant near Altoga Avenue and Grant Line Road. No injures were reported.
3:41 p.m.: A caller reported a man broke his car windshield after throwing a bottle at it near Tracy Boulevard and Grant Line Road. Police were unable to locate the man.
• This column includes a sample of items as reported in the Tracy Police Department dispatcher’s daily log. Additional information is based on reports from officers and other law enforcement agencies. Charges may have been added or dropped as of press time, and all suspects are assumed innocent until proven guilty. To report information anonymously about a crime: Crime Stoppers, 831-6847.