UPDATE: Modesto man injured in I-580 rollover
by Glenn Moore
Sep 18, 2012 | 2914 views | 9 9 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Rollover on Interstate 580
A California Highway Patrol officer investigates the scene where a Nissan Pathfinder crashed off Interstate 580 into a field on Friday, Sept. 14.  Glenn Moore/Tracy Press
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A 58-year-old man who was seriously injured when the SUV he was driving on Interstate 580 rolled over and into a field on Friday, Sept. 14, was driving on a suspended license, according to police.

Alfred Subia, of Modesto, was driving a Nissan Pathfinder east on I-580 near the Mountain House Parkway exit at around 2 p.m. on Friday when he crashed, California Highway Patrol officer Adam Shelton said Monday.

CHP officer David Armstrong said at the scene that Subia was driving at a “high rate of speed” when the crash occurred.

Witnesses told police that the SUV veered left into the grass median, crossed over two westbound lanes and went into a field north of the road, Armstrong said.

The Pathfinder then crashed through a chain linked fence at the edge of the freeway embankment and began to roll across the field approximately 20 times, Armstrong said witnesses told police.

A produce hopper, about 200 feet from the edge of the freeway, stopped the vehicle from rolling farther.

Armstrong said the driver sustained serious trauma to the back of his head.

Subia was freed from the wreckage by Tracy fire crews and flown by medical helicopter to a Modesto hospital.

“He’s doing fine,” said Shelton on Tuesday, Sept. 18. “I think he’s still in the hospital. I don’t think its life threatening injuries.”

No other vehicles or passengers were involved in the crash and the freeway remained open to afternoon commuter traffic.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation but Shelton said Subia will be charged with driving on a suspended license.

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

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jdoz63
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September 19, 2012
@ChrisRoberts: WOW! You sound like you come from the Mitt Romney school of thinking...
PublicCitizen
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September 19, 2012
Don't worry jdoz63,

Your re-distribution check is in the mail.
Nicki2
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September 18, 2012
Not all SUV drivers are idiots. We have a SUV and a truck. Never had a ticket, never been in a wreck. Come close in a wreck, but it wasn't our fault it was the fault of a young kid talking on her phone while she was driving UGH.

Any vehicle can be dangerous if you drive like an idiot.
mrmnfallacy
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September 18, 2012
...it all makes sense now. SUV operator driving recklessly on a suspended license. Is this really any news to us since we see this kind of behavior from SUV drivers almost daily at our schools, parks, shopping malls, and roads around town? ras wevaria
Bird_Man
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September 19, 2012
Oh blah, blah, blah... SUV owners are bad people... SUVs are bad cars.

Poor driving is not exclusive to SUV owners. Every day I see people - perhaps some truly lovely people - make pi$$ poor decisions while driving. Not just those in SUVs.

ChrisRoberts
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September 18, 2012
Low income people and SUV's are a bad mix
cjodierun
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September 18, 2012
Whew!!!!! Try not to let your bigotry show.
backinblack
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September 18, 2012
Can you please point out exactly what part of this story led to your comment?

Are 58 year olds automatically low income in your book?

Maybe it's the vehicle, nah, I know plenty of people with money who don't spend it on cars or trucks.

Maybe it's the city the driver is from, no that can't be it, I know plenty of people in Modesto who have money.

Wait a minute, it just came to me, it's the name of the driver. Yep, all those people with the last name Subia are low income. Man, I'm glad I figured out your logic.

jdoz63
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September 19, 2012
WOW! You sound like you come from the Mitt Romney school of thinking...I am sorry for your off spring!


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