CHP: Noncontact hit and run causes Modesto rollover wreck

local@modbee.comDecember 9, 2012 

— 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.

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