Contact Us

Contact Us

When insurance companies are looking out for themselves - we are here to look out for you

Get in touch with us

Call for a Free Consultation

Serving Central California

Specializing Exclusively in Personal Injury Since 1975

Woman 22 Dies in Tracy Car Crash, 3 Year-Old Son in Critical Condition

Woman 22 Dies in Tracy Car Crash, 3 Year-Old Son in Critical Condition

Posted By The Dunnion Law Firm || 29-Jun-2009

June 26, 2009 - Tracy, CA.- An early-morning car crash Friday on MacArthur Drive killed one woman and badly injured her 3-year-old son.

As of Friday afternoon, the boy is in fair condition, Tracy police spokesman Sgt. Tony Sheneman said, and is resting in the pediatric intensive care unit at the University of California, Davis, Medical Center. He was initially listed in critical condition.

Sheneman said police received a call at 3:04 a.m. Friday about an accident on the 1800 block of MacArthur Drive near a curve south of Grant Line Road. Officers arrived two minutes later and found a gray Mitsubishi Eclipse had smashed into a tree.

The 22-year-old woman driving the car was pronounced dead at the scene. Her 3-year-old son, who was thrown from the car, was found about 35 feet north of the crash site in a dry streambed. He was taken to the UC Davis Medical Center by helicopter.

Sheneman said the cause of the accident is still unknown. He said there have been no statements made as to what happened, but police have scanned the damage to the car and will do a computer simulation next week to try to get a better idea of the cause.

He said the mom and her son lived on the outskirts of Tracy.

Police closed the road from the time they arrived until about 9 a.m., Sheneman said.