Two injured in Friday night collision
by TP staff
Nov 16, 2012 | 7169 views | 7 7 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Bird Road crash
A California Highway Patrol officers looks over a Scion tC involved in a head-on crash Friday, Nov. 16, on Bird Road, while Tracy firefighters help the driver.
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Two women were injured in head-on crash at about 6:30 p.m. Friday evening, Nov. 16, on rural Bird Road south of Tracy, about a half-mile north of Linne Road.

According to California Highway Patrol Officer Trevor Seal, the woman driving a Scion tC was heading south when a car in front of her slowed down to make a right turn into a driveway. Seal said the woman moved into the northbound lane to pass, and pulled into the path of a northbound GMC Yukon.

Seal added that both women were wearing seat belts, the air bags deployed in both vehicles, and both women were conscious and able to talk to CHP officers and firefighters.

The woman in the Yukon reportedly was able to get out of her vehicle and call her husband, but she complained of neck and back pain. Tracy firefighters removed the other woman from the Scion, and she also complained of neck, back and hip pain. Both were taken by ambulance to Sutter Tracy Community Hospital.

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tracyresdnt
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November 18, 2012
Yet another reason I will continue to drive a gas guzzler. The scion driver is extremely lucky to be alive, given her stupidity.
me-here
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November 18, 2012
Try living on Whittier Avenue near Tracy Blvd.

Drivers probably going faster that on a country road. From Bessie to Tracy Blvd it's full throdle with radios blasting. I wish for the days when it was a dead end street.
mommyofthree
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November 17, 2012
What an idiot.... I am SOOO sick of people who don't have enough patience to just let someone go into their driveway! You have to pass really? You can't wait two seconds, two seconds for that person to pull into their drive???!!!!!
LAM75
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November 17, 2012
So glad each driver had minor injuries. A seat belt helped. All drivers need to remember that.
Ornley_Gumfudgen
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November 18, 2012
I agree LAM75

That, and slow down, don't follow closely and pay attention to your driving.
45MPH
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November 17, 2012
As reported, it sounds like the Scion was driving to close to the car in front of it to safely slow down, and probably speeding as folks do on these country roads. They are not freeways-famiies are pulling in and out of their driveways, at the road getting their mail, pets in their yards. Drive on the country roads as if it's your neighborhood street-after all, it is ours.

Glad everyone was ok...could have been tragic~


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