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.
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