A car heading north on Chrisman Road making a left turn to head west on Valpico Road struck a fire hydrant and tree, shearing the hydrant off and sending a geyser into the air, which floded a section of the road.
The driver had minor injuries from the crash, which closed the westbound lanes for a time until fire crews could turn the water flow off.
Earlier in the day, a driver heading south on Holly Drive turned left to go east on 12th Street missed the lane and jumped the curb, narrowly avoiding the AT&T building on the corner. The raised concrete curb around the building and a shrub stopped the car inches from the exterior wall. The driver had minor injuries and was taken to Sutter Tracy Community Hospital.
Other accident calls reported a signal light pole on Valpico Road near Tracy Boulevard was knocked down in a hit-and-run accident. Emergency crews also responded to a two-car accident on Interstate 205 near Tracy Boulevard that included minor injuries to a person involved.