Driver injured in alleged street racing crash
by Glenn Moore
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Man injured in alleged street race
A Tracy police traffic officer takes a measurement at the scene of the crash on 11th Street and Corral Hollow Road on Sunday, Sept. 8.  Glenn Moore/ Tracy Press
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A driver was seriously injured when he crashed his car while trying to leave the scene of a crash that occurred during an alleged street race near 11th Street and Corral Hollow Road on Sunday, Sept. 8.

Lt. Michael Vieira of Tracy Police Department said the man was driving a white 1967 Chevy 2 Nova west on 11th Street in a street race against a black Ford Mustang at about 5:40 p.m.

Vieira said witnesses saw the two cars speeding down 11th Street toward Corral Hollow Road, where the Chevy hit a Toyota Camry that was stopped in one of the left turn lanes.

The impact sent the Camry past the crosswalk and into the intersection.

The driver of the Chevy then backed up and attempted to drive around the Camry by making a U-turn on a red light to go east on 11th Street.

A Volkswagen Beetle heading east on 11th Street struck the Chevy as it made the turn, sending both cars into Corral Hollow Road.

Witnesses said the driver of the Chevy crawled out of the heavily damaged car and tried to run from the scene but collapsed onto the roadway a short distance from the car, according to Vieira.

Vieira said the driver had a severe head injury and was taken to an area hospital.

Northbound traffic on Corral Hollow Road was stopped at Cypress Drive, and the left turn lanes on 11th Street to southbound Corral Hollow Road were closed.

The police department’s traffic unit was called to the scene to take measurements and investigate the crash.

Vieira said the road could be closed for hours for the investigation and the other roads would be closed at times to allow the officers to safely take measurements.

Broken glass and car parts were strewn across all the northbound lanes of Corral Hollow Road near the 11th Street intersection.

The license plate of the Volkswagen Beetle could be seen embedded into the side of the Chevy from the impact.

The police department’s mobile command post was taken to the crash scene to light the area while officers examined the wreckage.

The drivers of the Camry and Volkswagen were not injured in the crash.

Police Sgt. Tony Sheneman said the Ford Mustang believed to be involved in the street race returned to the scene and the driver was questioned.

Vieira said the driver of the Chevy had not been charged or arrested for street racing before being taken to the hospital.

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

 
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victor_jm
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September 11, 2013
Am I the only person who is wondering whether Chris Roberts and Hahahahahahaha are the same person?
Hahahahahaha
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September 11, 2013
Yes, you are.
ChrisRoberts
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September 09, 2013
I wonder how often stuff like this happens in Danville and Livermore?

C3TJ
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September 09, 2013
Pretty regularly.
Kkid75
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September 09, 2013
Chris Roberts

Just 2 weeks ago there was a fatal car crash in a residential neighborhood in Danville. Two teenagers out the night before their first day of their senior year. The passenger was killed after spinning out and hitting a tree. It happens everywhere!
Wobbley
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September 09, 2013
Too bad about the classic car and the innocent victims.
Sandratrejo
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September 09, 2013
I am the driver of the white Camry, I have never been so scared in my life. I'm thankful to be alive and Also thankful my children were not with me. The driver was estimated at going a speed of 60 .

I would have to correct the statement of the Tracy Press saying that I was not injured. I did have to go to the ER last night and I am having severe back spasms and neck pain.

I have no sympathy for the idiots that were racing and hope justice will be served one way or the other.

Hahahahahaha
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September 09, 2013
I'm glad you're alive, too. Just be sure to get EVERY new ache and pain evaluated and have EVERYTHING officially documented by the doctors. Some injuries can show up days later (or possibly weeks or months later).

You'll find no sympathy from me for these people. It could just as well have been me and my kids they hit. Here's hoping for swift justice.
ChrisRoberts
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September 09, 2013
The back pains will never leave you. I had the same thing happen to me when some moron rear ended me in Stockton.

The smartest thing you did was go to the ER. Call a lawyer. You will get paid. I was able to get a brand new car all paid off, all medical bills paid, and put thousands of dollars in the bank, that I still have to this day. All by making the simple phone call to a lawyer.
Icare!
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September 09, 2013
Hope you are going to be OK! Do you know if there was a fatality, the passenger in the white Nova?
MiaVee
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September 09, 2013
We are glad you are okay. They passed us when they were racing. Sadly we witnessed the entire thing unfold. Get a lawyer and document everything! I wonder how the other woman is doing.
Hahahahahaha
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September 09, 2013
ChrisRoberts,

So, you get paid whenever some guy rear-ends you? Well, that certainly explains both your reason for never needing a real job and your lisp.
investigator117
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September 10, 2013
Sandratrejo

I handle accident reconstruction accidents for the top attorney's in the State. Let me know if you need anything and I will give you my contact info.
Shrekracer1@yahoo.com
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September 09, 2013
I hate to see or read about what happend, but am glad to read that the innocent victims were not injured. But thank you tracy press for calling it what it was/is "street racing", instead of calling it drag racing.
babygrl8301
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September 09, 2013
Wait? Someone died? I would imagine by the looks of the pictures, but the article doesn't say anything. My sisters were asking me yesterday afternoon about it but I was home all day and hadn't heard. So scary and this is why I hate to drive if I absolutely don't have to. It's not always self that you have to be worried about there are lots of idiots on the road. I'm glad my babies were in the house with me. If someone did died, I'm sorry for that families loss.
doors17
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September 09, 2013
At least we know who lost the race.

If the allegations of street racing are true then this wasn’t an accident, since it was easily preventable. It was a selfish act of stupidity with total disregard of the safety of others. No matter how careful you obey the rules of the road it’s just a reminder of how quickly your life can end, no matter what precautions you take when someone only thinks of themselves.

Usually it seems the innocent victims seem to be the injured party. I glad to read that they suffered no major injuries, but no doubt are traumatized.

appleaday
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September 09, 2013
And who won...the BEETLE!

Street racing down Corral Hollow between Grantline and 11th t is common place in the early morning hours. I live along Corral Hollow and can attest to the deafening sound of racing car engines. It is especially apparent on nights after a hot day since we like to open the windows up for fresh air. Too bad we have to be subjected to this road noise.
mommyofthree
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September 09, 2013
People are absolutely stupid and ridiculous. All HELL would break loose if that was me with my kids in the car and this moron hit me. Makes me sick that people have NO CONSIDERATION for others...
emkm72
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September 09, 2013
Interesting that they don't mention the dead passenger of the white car.
SpikeVFR
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September 10, 2013
you mean interesting in that there wasn't one?
emkm72
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September 11, 2013
Yep, don't you hate when you're misinformed? I was inclined to believe him seeing as how he seemed to know exactly what he was talking about and he had every detail correct - aside from the 'dead passenger'. I should definitely fact-check before I make such a comment.
HiddenLake37
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September 08, 2013
scene imbedded? Really Tracy Press?...

It seems lately I can't even read one article on here without some sort of spelling or grammatical error...

TracyResident65
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September 09, 2013
Streets still closed at 10:30pm. Thanks for breaking news, since we just got back to town. People gotta calm down and consider the consequence of racing down major streets in the middle of the day.
ChrisRoberts
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September 10, 2013
Hahaha you poor thing. You think Tracy ever had social standing? Heh. Don't worry Mr. Tracy lifer, I will be gone and out of town in a few months, and you'll have your cows, meth, and gangsters, or 'social standing' is I guess what you were calling it..

Hahahahahaha
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September 10, 2013
ChrisRoberts,

Thank you for the clarification regarding your position at McDonald's. I went ahead and looked into your issue with people leaving dead animals at your place of employment. It turns out that those who are leaving the dead animals are authorized delivery people and the dead animals are actually packages of processed ground beef. Your shift supervisor wants you to turn them into Big Macs later.

Yes, I live in Tracy by choice. I moved here in the early 1980s and remember it as a nice, peaceful community. After extensive traveling as part of my military service and college education, I returned to Tracy to see that its population had exploded in numbers with both transplants who are pushing for a newer, more diverse and forward-thinking era for Tracy and with low-class newcomers, such as your yourself, who moved here because of the lower cost of living and then whine and complain about having to live here while doing nothing but bringing the entire community down in social standing. That's the reason your neighbors can't stand you and it's the reason you're the constant butt of so many people's jokes here in these comment sections.

Sure, I miss Tracy as it was thirty years ago, but I understand that communities evolve over time and that it's better to help Tracy move forward as best as possible than it is to try your hardest to bring it down. I was once considered a newcomer to Tracy, as well as to many other communities across the United States, so I know how it is living in a "foreign" place. If you're really above living here, why not take your degree in politics down from the refrigerator door, ask your dad for some gas money and move on out of Tracy already?
ChrisRoberts
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September 10, 2013
Hahahahaha, McDonald's does not have a position called 'lead cook'. I'm not sure there is much 'cooking' done at McDonald's as it is.

As for the rest of your rant, all I can say is that it is not my fault that you live in Tracy.
Hahahahahaha
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September 10, 2013
ChrisRoberts,

I've never put anybody's info on the Internet. All of it is out there already.

What help could I possibly provide in your dead animal problem, and how did you make the jump to that subject? The best I could do is suggest that maybe you stop doing those things to animals.

It's obvious you're not a grammar nazi. "Funnier" is indeed a word. It is a comparative adjective. For example, seeing someone brag about their degree in politics is funnier than hearing someone brag about being promoted to lead french fry cook at McDonald's. It gets funnier still when he brags that mommy and daddy bought the degree for him.

You're really the last person in Tracy who should attempt to call anybody else out on class. Everyone who regularly reads these comment threads hates you for the same reason your neighbors hate you: you're a loudmouth know-nothing with absolutely no class who takes no responsibility for his own actions and blames others for his own lowly existence.
ChrisRoberts
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September 09, 2013
By the way, it is "more funny" not "funnier". Just for future reference. I'm no grammar nazi, but I would hate to have you going around using improper syntax or what ever it is called. But yea, please call me(serious gesture), we need help with who ever is mutilating those animals.
ChrisRoberts
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September 09, 2013
Well hahaha I didn't spend any money. My parents paid for it. And a grand time it was. Crazy to think in that short time costs have gone through the roof.

I think it's more funny that you would post a woman's name on the internet. Guess mommy didn't raise ya to be classy. Speaking of which, we actually need your help trying to figure out who has been putting mutilated animals around our job site. Is that considered a crime?

Hahahahahaha
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September 09, 2013
Good one, ChrisRoberts. Is this the part where you brag about your degree in politics?

Your degree in politics!

I don't know what's funnier - the fact that you wasted your time and money "earning" that thing, or that you've actually attempted to use it to sound educated and informed.
ChrisRoberts
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September 09, 2013
hahaha sounds likes your GED classes paid off.
Hahahahahaha
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September 09, 2013
Well, Kara Irene Ardenyi, you certainly are sciolistic.
Kkid75
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September 09, 2013
Well the new beetles have their engine in the front compared to the old beetles. Does that help you understand new from old?
Hahahahahaha
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September 09, 2013
Kkid75,

Thank you so much for sharing with us that definition. However, what HiddenLake37 was referring to was how the sentence in question originally read: "The license plate of the Volkswagen Beetle could be scene imbedded into the side of the Chevy from the impact."

I also noticed the error several hours ago, and I notice now that the sentence was corrected sometime after HiddenLake37 pointed out the error. You apparently came along after the correction had been made, assumed HiddenLake37 was beneath you intellectually and took it upon yourself to copy and paste a definition into this comment section in an attempt to show your supposed superiority.

I can see how your assumptions had been made since the Tracy Press did not mention the correction, but that's still no reason to make a fool of yourself like that. If you really want to educate us commoners, try pointing out for us the difference between a Volkswagen Beetle and a Volkswagen New Beetle.
Kkid75
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September 09, 2013
Embedded is spelled and used correctly

embed verb (used with object)

1. to fix into a surrounding mass: to embed stones in cement.

2. to surround tightly or firmly; envelop or enclose: Thick cotton padding embedded the precious vase in its box.
Hahahahahaha
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September 10, 2013
ChrisRoberts,

The cows are part of Tracy's history, in the same way the trains are part of Tracy's history. These same things are also part of the history of the United States in general.

The meth and gangsters are a more recent addition in Tracy. They came to town right around the same time you did, and they'll be at the next town whose social standing you'll do your best to diminish.

Believe me when I say that the entire town will be better off after you've gone away. The property value on St. Martins Way will no doubt increase. The only thing that will suffer in Tracy after you've moved out will be cigarette sales, but I'm sure we'll find a way to get by.

The people of Tracy are looking forward to you leaving more than you are, actually, and feel sorry for whichever town will have to suffer through your trashiness.

Good riddance to bad rubbish.


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