Two injured in crash
by TP staff
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SUV hits tree on Tracy Boulevard
The wreckage of Chevy Suburban sits in the southbound lanes of Tracy Boulevard at Rockport Drive on Monday, Feb. 4. The car struck a tree on the west shoulder of the road.  Glenn Moore/Tracy Press
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Two people suffered minor injuries when the 1998 Chevy Suburban they were riding in struck a tree on Tracy Boulevard just south of the Rockport Drive intersection Monday, Feb. 4.

Tracy Police Department traffic officer Steve Blair said the SUV was heading south on Tracy Boulevard at 6:22 a.m. when it veered to the right for an unknown reason and struck one of several trees lining the sidewalk on the west side of the road.

The impact spun the Suburban back into the roadway, where it came to rest facing north in the southbound lanes.

No other vehicles were involved in the accident.

The passenger, a 30-year-old woman from Tracy was trapped in the Suburban, which sustained heavy front-end damage.

According to Blair, Tracy Fire Department crews freed the woman, and she was taken to Sutter Tracy Community Hospital with what Blair described as minor lower leg injuries.

The driver, a 24-year old man from Tracy, suffered leg injuries and was also taken to Sutter Tracy Hospital.

Blair said both occupants were expected to be released from the hospital later Monday.

The southbound lanes of Tracy Boulevard were closed at Valpico Road for four hours as traffic officers diagrammed the crash scene.

Blair didn’t know how fast the SUV was traveling at the time of the crash, and said officers are trying to determine why it left the roadway.

There were no witnesses to the crash, he said.

Traffic officers are expected to inspect the SUV on Tuesday, Feb. 5, to see if a mechanical problem could have caused the crash.

•Contact Glenn Moore at 830-4252 or gmoore@tracypress.com.

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backinblack
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February 07, 2013
cruelladeville asked, "Have all of you lost the focus on this article?"

Um, no, but most of us seem to read a bit more carefully than you. As Doors & Shelly have already pointed there's nothing in the story even hinting at what the occupants were doing or where they were headed. Did you happen to consider they may have been carpooling and late for work so he was speeding? Here's a novel idea, let's wait for the facts.

Also, "at that time of the morning". Do you have a job? I guess I don't know any slackers or unemployed people because pretty much everyone I know is on their way to work at that time, did you miss the part about the accident happening on a Monday?

By the way, I'm up at 5 everyday. I guess in your book if I go for a run or walk after working out I must be casing the neighborhood. Worse yet, if in the course of being a good husband by going to the gas station at 5 or 6 in the morning to fill up my wife's car so she doesn't have to, and I get into an accident, you'll be there to accuse me of some sort of nefarious activity. Gee thanks.
cruelladeville
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February 07, 2013
Just adding a little insight to the "real story". I should have just read and re-read the strange banter of SUV's. Lesson learned....ill keep my info to myself. You folks are entertaining.
cruelladeville
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February 07, 2013
Have all of you lost the focus on this article? 2 people out at that time of morning, scoping out potential victims of burglary's and selling drugs to the folks of your city. Hopefully TPD took care of getting these 2 losers off the streets. You and yours could have been in the path of these 2.....on your way to work or worse yet driving our babies to daycare/school.
doors17
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February 07, 2013
I re-read the article and didn’t see anything about these two casing neighborhoods for possible future burglaries or dealing drugs.

Driving around at 6:22 in the morning doesn’t seem out of the ordinary. I leave for work at 5 am. From what I’ve read my only guess is this was caused by excessive speed but without having the all the facts all any of us can do is wait for the investigation to be completed, but since no one was killed it seems unlikely we’ll ever be told or know.

shelly13
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February 07, 2013
What? No where dies it say anything about burglary or drugs.

Many people are out and about that time of morning. I see people walking, running and out with their pets. People drive to go to the store, work or for coffee? Wow, so am I to gather that everyone out at that time is suspicious? So silly!
shelly13
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February 07, 2013
"does"

bruelladeville
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February 07, 2013
I know a 24y/o with a 30 y/o girlfriend and if they are the same people who were in this car they were definitely up to no good. Wonder what the names are? Cruella, what is the "real story?" Are you related or do you know them personally?
Leo71
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February 05, 2013
LOL on the horse and buggy....the Doge comercial was pretty lame.....and the tree said ouch when jumping in front.......don't you just love the new viechles all just made of thin illuminum and real lucky for the joggers in the morning and the dog walkers. What ever the cause was need's to be fix.
Ornley_Gumfudgen
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February 06, 2013
Leo71

With yer commercials ya always need ta consider th audience ta which yer sellin yer product too. Count yerself fortunate if ya feel thair lame, it means intellectually yer better off than th majority of th people thair sellin th product ta.
shelly13
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February 05, 2013
Jumping to conclusions again are we?

First of all i drive a big "behemoth" because I have a big family. So unless you think it is more favorable for me to drive around taking two cars everywhere all day, I'm driving my big, safe behemoth!

As for the little cars, of which I have had one of those also, I have seen many scary drivers zipping those things in and out of traffic. So common sense would tell is its the driver, not the vehicle. In regards to this accident. She had to have been going pretty fast to cause that much damage. Maybe she was speeding, maybe she had a medical emergency or maybe she fell asleep at the wheel. Whichever way it happened, I wish them well and glad no one else got hurt. Be careful out there everyone!
mrmnfallacy
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February 06, 2013
...I trust that you're financially well insured if your behemoth SUV and its operator just happens to run over another vehicle and kill or injure someone, perhaps while talking on a cell phone, texting, and/or driving recklessly, as is so often seen being done by young, inexperienced, disrespectful, and ignorant SUV operators around town? How unfortunate it would be to become financially devastated as a consequence of this situation, and the SUV fashion experience...
Hahahahahaha
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February 06, 2013
mrmnfallacy,

So, since you cannot afford to own an SUV and because you think it's normal behavior to "run over another vehicle and kill or injure someone, perhaps while talking on a cell phone, texting, and/or driving recklessly," you want all drivers - whether they're good drivers or on par with you - to do so only in tiny cars?

It seems you're the "inexperienced, disrespectful" vehicle operator who wishes to transform his own shortcomings into the regulation of others who are quite simply able to do what you cannot.

Instead of attempting to knock others down, try educating yourself and working to improving your own lot in life. The world owes you nothing, and that's not going to change simply by whining like a child about it (which is obvious given your perpetual temper tantrum and your inability to achieve).
shelly13
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February 06, 2013
Hahahaha, yeah her intellect astounds me! LOL. Oh and ditto to your post!
shelly13
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February 06, 2013
Oh yeah, I know you thinkg al of us who drive SUV's are stupid and lower class than your highness. Well to day I had to go to Kaiser and in front of me was a woman (not driving and SUV) on her cell phone. I was behind her at the light. We were both positioned to take a right turn into the Kaiser parking lot. The light was red and a person was waiting to walk in front of us. She got the walk sign, but the stupid lady in the "smaller" car went and almost hit her. Your blanket argument against SUV owners is ignorant and malicious.
mrmnfallacy
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February 07, 2013
@shelly 13, nobody said folks who drive SUVs are stupid and lower class. After nearly 40 years of driving experience, which includes large tractor-trailer semi's, and all kinds of high and low end European, and domestic vehicles, my observations suggest that SUVs seem to have a higher frequency of driver attitude and behavior inconsistent with safe operations for all of us who share the road everyday. Thanks for driving safely and setting a fine example of what good driving habits look like for other SUV operators who share our roadways. Larger vehicles come with an increased responsibility to follow the rules of the road, and an larger share of liability for those that choose not to
backinblack
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February 05, 2013
mrmnfallacy. It's not the SUV's, it's not the guns, it's not the idiotic TV shows which permeate the airwaves, it's we the people. We, or at least some of us, are the problem.

I see just as many people in little eco box clown cars driving like maniacs as I do people in SUV's. It seems these days no one pays attention to the speed limits or cell phone laws. Why? It's not what they drive, it's who they are as a person.

In case you are missing it, we are regressing as a society. If you want a microcosm of were we are as a people hopefully you watched the Super Bowl and the mostly idiotic commercials.

Players who regardless of skin color sound like 2 year olds when they talk, grown men prancing and acting like they did something special when they make a single tackle or a good catch. One of the dumbest commercials ever which apparently someone thought was entertaining where a supermodel and some geek slobber all over each other. I can go on but hopefully by now you get it.

Oh yea, I'm a sports fan and nowhere near the puritan I probably sound like here, I'd just like to see us reverse the downward spiral we're on, respect, pride, and high standards have left the building.
backinblack
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February 05, 2013
By the way, in the midst of all the madness on Sunday the best thing of all was the Dodge God gave us farmers commercial.

I don't believe in a higher being so I'm not partial to the religious aspect of the commercial but the point of it was outstanding. Hard work, grit, dedication to a purpose, basically everything we should aspire to be. That was probably one of the most inspirational commercials I've ever seen. What's sad is I haven't seen it on anyone's top 10 for this years SB commercials - probably because people where offended by the God reference. It's too bad others who don't believe aren't as level headed about it as I.

Again, we have way bigger problems these days than SUV's brother.
Ornley_Gumfudgen
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February 05, 2013
BIB

Missed th whole thang. Had somethang better ta do, like takin my grandchildren out fer th day an playin in th park with em. Funny, my kids joined us instead of wastin th time in front of th TV.

But people enjoy that sort of thang so other than th retrograde of society ya have pointed out what they do don't really affect me one way or th other.

Do thank though we would all be better off if we just switched off th idiot box a little more an got out an really socialized with each other.

Taday we seem ta be technological recluses an I don't thank that's a good thang.
victor_jm
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February 05, 2013
BackInBlack,

We don’t live in a vacuum. Our technologies affect us; they are seductive and evocative. Even if we believe all technologies are neutral, inherently neither good nor bad, they do induce imaginations to act, and these actions may be executed expeditiously. This may be the danger of our technologies: expediency against sundry natural rhythms of life—and a perennial threat to the development of what might otherwise be a contemplative, rational mind.

As a youth, I was an avid professional sports fan—it was a part of our household environment—but one day, I was inspired by someone, and this inspiration, gradually, over many years, lead to my decision to finally renounce the spectatorship of professional sports.

I didn’t watch the Super Bowl.

I’ve been telling people for years the commercials during the “big” game are inane, but most people think I am weird and can’t understand why I’m not entertained by jejune commercials. Interesting, this ritual has become a national treasure.

Depravity of spirit keeps the economic engine running.

mrmnfallacy
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February 04, 2013
...yet another crash around town involving an ugly behemoth. Its unfortunate people were hurt, but a blessing to see yet another of these vehicles off the road, and in the junkyard where they belong. People old enough to remember the Pinto are reminded that the SUV is just another fashion craze of our time that will soon come to pass. People will find it laughable that these vehicles were ever popular since rectangles and boxes have more shape. Based on the photos, folks have to wonder just how fast this clown was driving before he lost control of a POS never intended to be driven like anything but a tank transversing down the street
investigator117
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February 04, 2013
Hmm, I investigate accidents daily and based on the amount of crush on this vehicle, and the the damage to the tree, this vehicle was GOING TO DAMN FAST!! The occupants are EXTREMELY luck to be alive given the amount of occupant compartment intrusion on this vehicle. Count your blessings and I am glad to hear they only suffered minor injuries.
investigator117
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February 04, 2013
Typo too not to.


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