A flipped over Toyota sedan sits near the railroad right of way after the vehicle rolled through a fence from Hwy 99 southbound just north of the Mitchell Avenue exit in Ceres. The driver of the sedan wrecked after the driver of a black sedan (not pictured) cut the vehicle off before fleeing the scene. The driver of the rolled vehicle sustained non-life threatening injuries and was transported to a local hospital according to CHP officer T.H. Olson. Due to the proximity of the accident to the railroad, train operators were notified and slowed their trains down as the wreck was cleared.
ELIAS FUNEZ — The Modesto Bee
MODESTO — An abrupt lane change made by a black sedan that sped off is being blamed for a rollover wreck on Highway 99 north of Mitchell Avenue that sent one man to a hospital Sunday afternoon.
The California Highway Patrol said the driver of a Toyota sport utility vehicle took evasive action and lost control of his vehicle, going through a fence and landing upside down beside railroad tracks.
Trains reduced their speed but were allowed to pass as emergency workers took the driver to a hospital.
Details about the driver and his condition were not available Sunday night. The CHP is calling the accident a noncontact hit and run.