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Juvenile Killed in Two-Vehicle Accident Near Tracy

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June 07, 2024
Edward Smith

Two-Vehicle Accident Near Tracy Kills Minor on I-205

A juvenile died in a two-vehicle accident near Tracy on June 5 while reportedly speeding. The accident happened along Interstate 205 eastbound near El Rancho Road at about 6:35 p.m. Witnesses to the accident told officers with the California Highway Patrol (CHP) that the Acura the minor was driving was speeding and weaving through the traffic, along with another vehicle. 

Juvenile Ejected in Two-Vehicle Accident Near Tracy

As the driver of the Acura changed lanes, the vehicle sideswiped the Toyota of a Plymouth man, age 62. Both vehicles went off the road and overturned, going down an embankment. The juvenile was ejected from the Acura and suffered fatal trauma. The Toyota driver suffered minor trauma. 

Other Speeding Vehicles Located by Authorities

The other speeding vehicle that was changing lanes before the two-vehicle accident near Tracy fled the scene. However, thanks to information provided by the witnesses to the crash, the vehicle and driver were located. Authorities say that the driver faces criminal charges in the incident. 

Investigation Under Way in Accident

It is unknown whether alcohol or drug use caused the crash. Witnesses to the accident or who saw the two speeding vehicles are being asked to contact the Tracy office of the CHP by calling (209) 319-4300. The CHP traffic accident unit is handling the investigation into the incident.

Common Delayed Injury Symptoms After a Car Accident

A two-vehicle accident near Tracy can result in various injuries, some of which may not be immediately apparent. Delayed injury symptoms can manifest hours, days, or weeks after the incident. Common delayed symptoms include:

  • Headaches: Headaches may appear days after the accident and can indicate a concussion, whiplash, or even a blood clot.
  • Neck and shoulder pain: Pain in the shoulder or neck area can signal cervical sprain or strain, commonly called whiplash. This condition is common in rear-end collisions and may not become painful until hours later.
  • Back pain: Delayed back pain might be a sign of herniated discs, spinal injuries, or soft tissue damage.
  • Abdominal pain: This symptom could point to internal bleeding or damage to an organ, which is a serious condition requiring immediate medical attention.
  • Numbness and tingling: These sensations might suggest a pinched nerve or herniated disc, often stemming from spinal injuries.
  • Emotional distress: Psychological symptoms such as anxiety, depression, or PTSD can also emerge well after the physical impact of an accident.

Filing a Claim for Compensation

When a negligent driver causes your injuries, a claim may be placed against that person or their estate. If the driver was underage, the claim may be placed against the parents or guardians under certain circumstances. Those who were injured may recover compensation such as medical costs, damages for pain and suffering, and lost wages.

In this video, accident attorney Ed Smith offers crucial guidance on selecting a personal injury lawyer:


Tracy Car Accident Lawyer

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