UPDATE: Police investigating alleged street racing crash
by Glenn Moore
Sep 09, 2013 | 15392 views | 15 15 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A 1967 Chevy 2 Nova sits in the intersection of 11th Street and Corral Hollow Road after the second crash during an alleged street race on Sunday, Sept. 8.  Glenn Moore/Tracy Press
A 1967 Chevy 2 Nova sits in the intersection of 11th Street and Corral Hollow Road after the second crash during an alleged street race on Sunday, Sept. 8. Glenn Moore/Tracy Press
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Police continue to investigate two crashes near 11th Street and Corral Hollow Road during an alleged street race on Sunday, Sept. 8 that left a driver with non-life threatening injuries.

Tracy Police Department Sgt. Kami Ysit said on Monday, Sept. 9 the driver, a man whose name and age she would not release, remains in an area hospital. He has not been charged with a crime.

Police on Sunday said the man was driving a white 1967 Chevy 2 Nova west on 11th Street in an alleged street race against a black Ford Mustang at about 5:40 p.m.

Witnesses told police the two cars speeding down 11th Street toward Corral Hollow Road, where the Chevy hit a Toyota Camry that was stopped in one of the left turn lanes.

The impact sent the Toyota past the crosswalk and into the intersection.

The driver of the Chevy then backed up and attempted to drive around the Toyota by making a U-turn on a red light to go east on 11th Street.

A Volkswagen Beetle heading east on 11th Street struck the Chevy broadside as it made the turn, sending both cars into Corral Hollow Road.

Witnesses said the driver of the Chevy crawled out of the heavily damaged car and tried to run from the scene but collapsed onto the roadway a short distance from the car. Ysit said the driver of the Chevy sustained facial and head injuries. The drivers of the Toyota and the Volkswagen were treated for various injuries and not expected to be admitted to the hospital.

There were no other occupants in any of the cars and no other property was damaged in the two crashes, according to Ysit.

Ysit said the police department’s traffic unit is investigating the crashes and closed northbound Corral Hollow Road from Cypress Drive to 11th Street for five hours Sunday night measuring the crash scene and collecting evidence.

The investigation is ongoing according to Ysit, saying the police still had to interview witness and look at video of the intersection.

On Sunday, Sgt. Tony Sheneman said the Mustang believed to be involved in the street race returned to the scene and the driver was questioned.

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

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kele
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September 11, 2013
TO HAHAHAHAHAAH;

I had to look up the article that you are refering to and I was only trying to help as a resident of tracy
Hahahahahaha
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September 11, 2013
I know that. What I'm getting at is if they were waiting before for the right example to show a need for something to be done, this recent event could definitely be such an example.

I know what your goal is and I hope you're successful. I also live on a street with constant speeders. I wish I could offer something of a solution.
gse1616
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September 10, 2013
I was at the stop light ready to turn left onto 11th from Corral Hollow north. I am so happy to hear both drivers from the cars hit were ok. I am still in shock from watching this happen right before my eyes. Would not surprise me if the guy in the chevy was DUI. Another 30 seconds and I would have been turning right in front of him.
ChrisRoberts
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September 10, 2013
Best advice would be to find a personal injury lawyer here in town. They all charge roughly the same retainer every where in CA. Plus they will be familiar with the streets, easy access to the police reports, witnesses, etc.
investigator117
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September 12, 2013
Mr. Roberts,

Respectfully saying, it doesn't matter where the attorney is based out of, other than a familiarity with the local county court judges. As far as the police reports, discovery is the same for every firm. As far as witnesses etc. anyone can handle that portion. Hiring a firm that has a great reputation and that is large and can afford to float the entire case, experts, and other costs on a full contingency agreement, is the most important in a case like this that will probably involve criminal proceedings, which will slow the process down considerably. Most small firms don't have the time or the money to wait for the case to finish. I'm Just saying.
Vwbeetle
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September 09, 2013
I am the driver the the VW beetle. I have to say that it was the scariest thing I had ever experience. The police told me that the Chevy had had other accidents on his record from racing as well. And yet he has not been charged? Does someone have to die before they throw him in jail?
ChrisRoberts
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September 09, 2013


Jails are too over crowded so he probably won't get any real sentence anyways. Your best bet is to get a lawyer, so you can have some one help you get compensated for your various damages (physical, emotional, mental, financial, etc).
yib23
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September 09, 2013
^^^ that's crazy! hope he gets charged! unfreakin believable...
mechanicswifey
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September 10, 2013
@Vwbeetle.. I agree this person definitely deserves punishment, and to never be behind the wheel of any vehicle. ? I hope that you were not seriously injured and that the idiot that caused the accident has insurance. Sorry you had to be the victim of someone else's stupidity. God Bless
investigator117
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September 10, 2013
VWBeetle

I am sorry to hear what happened. Glad you made it. I handle accident reconstruction accidents for the top attorney's in the State. Let me know if you need anything and I will give you my contact info

C3TJ
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September 10, 2013
Glad you're okay. The police won't present the case to the DA for charges until the investigation is complete and at that point, a warrant will be issued and he'll be arrested. Financially, it's better that way because we'd be footing his medical bills if he were to be arrested now.
Vwbeetle
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September 10, 2013
Thank you everyone for the info and the suggestions. Can anyone recommend a personal injury lawyer? I am trying to evaluate my options. I have created an email address at Accident540 (at) hotmail.com if anyone can suggest anyone or anything.
aztec
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September 10, 2013
@ Vwbeetle, first of all I'm glad that your OK! Unfortunately, these race car driver are getting away with murder...just look at Brett Clifton. This idiot just got his license back from being suspended, only to be racing again and killing someone this time...only to be found not guilty, get a spot on Oprah and a paid Collage education. Again, they don't take into consideration about anybody and their families. I hope you nothing but the best, from one concerned citizen to another.
Sandratrejo
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September 10, 2013
I am the driver of the Camry.

I remember looking at you and us both being in a state of shock. It was horrible and I keep having bad dreams of the entire event. I am happy that we both are alive and as for the driver of the Chevy, well Karma is a B! and sometimes when the law can help god does the job.


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