A collision at the intersection of Two Rivers Road and Avenue D in rural south Manteca on Wednesday sent one of the drivers to the hospital.
The crash involving a 1994 Chevy Cheyenne pickup and a late model Ford sedan happened around 4 p.m. According to the driver of the pickup truck, who was southbound on Two Rivers on her way home from her job with the City of Ripon, the driver of the sedan who was eastbound on Avenue D failed to completely stop at the intersection.
Traffic on both direction of Avenue D has a stop sign posted; the northbound and southbound Two Rivers do not have stop signs posted, which means motorists on Avenue D have to yield and wait before attempting to cross Two Rivers.
The impact of the collision pushed both vehicles toward the southeast corner of the intersection. A stand of evergreen trees planted by the property owners on the corner in front of their home prevented both vehicles from running through the front lawn into the front of the house.
The driver of the Ford sedan reportedly informed investigators at the scene that he did step on the brakes but they apparently failed to engage. It was also reported to the investigators that the car had problems with the brakes about three weeks ago for which it was taken to the shop to be repaired.
The driver of the Ford was transported to a hospital in Tracy by ambulance. He reportedly dislocated his shoulder a few weeks ago, and that injury was made worse by the accident.
The driver of the pickup truck was not injured.