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.
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