Driver in accident leaves clump of hair in windshield, runs off
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A California Highway Patrol officer takes notes as he investigates the crash of a Nissan Altima and a gravel truck on Blewett Road Friday, July 12.  Glenn Moore/Tracy Press
A California Highway Patrol officer takes notes as he investigates the crash of a Nissan Altima and a gravel truck on Blewett Road Friday, July 12. Glenn Moore/Tracy Press
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A tuft of hair left by the driver could be seen dangling from the shattered windshield of the Nissan Altima on Friday, July, 12.  Glenn Moore/Tracy Press
A tuft of hair left by the driver could be seen dangling from the shattered windshield of the Nissan Altima on Friday, July, 12. Glenn Moore/Tracy Press
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California Highway Patrol officers are looking for the driver of a car that ran from the scene of a crash on Blewett Road, between Bird Road and Koster Road, Friday, July 12.

According to a CHP officer at the scene, a gravel truck and a white Nissan Altima were both traveling west on Blewett Road when the gravel truck made a left turn into the driveway of Knife River Construction.

The Altima crashed into the side of the truck sending both vehicles onto the shoulder of the road.

Crews from a nearby construction site who came to the crash scene said the driver got out of the car bleeding from his head. The workers said the unidentified driver then ran north into an almond orchard.

CHP officers searched the orchard, The Delta Mendota Canal and Highway 132 for the driver who they think received a head injury in the crash.

A tuft of hair could be seen hanging from a crack in the windshield.

As of 4 p.m. officers had not located the driver.

No one in the gravel truck was injured in the crash.

A CHP officer at the scene said the car was not reported stolen.
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calimom25
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July 12, 2013
What surprises me, is that the person driving the Nissan was probably at fault (assumed by them running off). Anyone who drives Blewett and Bird Rd around the gravel pits out there know that the trucks don't stop for ANYONE! Doesn't matter if you're driving a truck or a car, the truck run the stop signs and don't pause coming out of the gravel pits at all.

All that said, I truly hope everyone involved is ok.


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