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Dodds Crash Injures Three
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Officials said three people were injured and the driver fled the scene of a single vehicle rollover crash late Saturday night, July 28.

The crash occurred shortly after 11 p.m. when a northbound Mercedes being driven on Cometa ran through the stop sign and shot across the roadway, into a cornfield off Dodds Road. The car struck some water pipes and was launched into the air, eventually coming to rest on its side. The call was in the Farmington Fire District and others responding to the incident included Escalon Fire, CHP and Escalon Community Ambulance.

Farmington Fire Chief Conni Bailey reported there were two immediate patients taken to San Joaquin General and one minor patient taken to Memorial Hospital. All were passengers in the brand new four-door Mercedes, which was totaled in the crash. One patient had to be extricated and authorities also reported that the driver left the scene of the crash.

They were reportedly heading to Discovery Bay after spending the day at Don Pedro when the crash occurred.

It was one of several calls that Farmington Fire has dealt with over the past several days, said Bailey.

“From Friday to Monday, we ran 15 calls,” she said, noting that there have been several EMS calls, grass fires and vehicle accidents in the district, making for a hectic summer.