careened through 70 feet of fencing before it rolled over on its driver’s side
at around 2:45 p.m. today on
The fire department used the “jaws of life” to
free the driver from the car, who had been pinned as a result of the accident.
The woman was subsequently airlifted to Doctor’s Medical Center of Modesto for
police officer Jim Winston said a driver who had followed the woman in her
newer model four-door Honda Accord reported that she was headed northbound on
Tracy Boulevard and had driven erratically before she turned west onto the
railroad tracks right before Beechnut Avenue.
stopped her car on the tracks after she drove about 20 or so feet, straddling
flagged down a pair of plainclothes police officers nearby. The officers said
the woman then sped off the tracks and hit a large mound of dirt before she
swerved back onto the tracks momentarily, then back onto the dirt and into a
fence, covering a distance of around 200 feet.
woman ran over the fence, she managed to flip her car on its side, and she was
pinned until rescue teams managed to free her 10 minutes later.
know why she did this,” Winston said. “It’s under investigation.”
police officer said the driver was an elderly woman who might’ve experienced
some sort of seizure.
bystanders standing in the front yard of their house nearby said they heard the
crash but didn’t see it.
somebody was coming through my living room,” one said.