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In 1861, Pioneer Joshua Cowell crossed the plains. In 1873, the railroad went through what is now Manteca.

At that time, Cowell (the “father of Manteca”) took up land in what became the heart of Manteca, the corner of what is now Yosemite and Main.

Railroad tracks were laid right through the center of Cowell's farm.

The train stop was just a boxcar called "Cowell Station".

But, south of Tracy, there was already a "Cowell Station", named after Wright Cowell (Joshua's brother).

So, the railroad and the farmers agreed to a new name - Monteca.
“Monteca” residents were dismayed when the railroad misprinted the first tickets as “Manteca” - - the Spanish for “lard”.
Although many were unhappy with this mistake, but it was never corrected.
In the 1970s, Manteca economy was largely agricultural. In the late 2000's, sky-high Bay Area housing prices drove people to search for more affordable options, like Manteca. Manteca is growing. In 2021, Manteca's population is 85,878. 
Manteca hosts the “Not Forgotten” Memorial Day annual event, held on the Sunday before Memorial Day, to honor military veterans and fallen heroes.

It draws over 20,000 attendees.


When it comes to driving in Manteca, UC Berkeley's Transportation Injury Mapping System tells the story of how people suffer Manteca injuries by giving us the numbers from January 2015 to December 2020.

Even when you're careful, and try to follow all the rules, when someone else is careless, you can end up hurt in a Manteca auto accident.

Were you involved in a motor vehicle accident at one of these Manteca intersections?  

  • SR-120 crossing South Main Street -37 crashes
  • SR-120 Moffett Boulevard overcrossing - 56 crashes
  • SR-120 near Van Ryan Avenue - 34 crashes
  • SR-120 near the Paseo Villa Apartments - 74 crashes
  • East Yosemite Avenue near SR-99 (near the Starbucks) - 24 crashes
  • West Yosemite Avenue and Union Road - 39 crashes
  • West Center Street and North Union Road - 53 crashes
If so, you're not alone.
These are some of the top accident prone intersections in Manteca from 2015 to 2020. 

If you were injured in Manteca, it's a good idea to hire an experienced and knowledgeable Manteca auto accident personal injury attorney. I am Renée Yvonne Gardner. I have fought for injured clients for 15 years. I have dedicated my career to fighting for people who get injured in Manteca and the nearby areas.

From 2015 to 2020, here are the total Manteca crashes, deaths and injuries:

  • Total Crashes • 1,804

  • Total Victims •  2,647 (49 Killed, 2,598 Injured)

Out of the above Manteca crashes, here's how many involved the highway, pedestrians, bikes or motorcycles:

  • State Highway • 716 • 39.7%

  • Pedestrian Crashes • 101 •  5.6%

  • Bicycle Crashes • 99 •  5.5%

  • Motorcycle Crashes • 106 •  5.9%

Manteca personal injury clients, please call me at (408) 214-5555 or here:

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Manteca Crashes By Accident Type

Here are the types of number of Manteca crashes.
Manteca drivers tend to follow to closely - this is why 41.24% of Manteca crashes are rear-enders.
Type of Manteca Crash
of Total 
Rear End 744 41.24%
Broadside 446 24.72%
Hit Object 168 9.31%
Sideswipe 131 7.26%
Vehicle/Ped. 112 6.21%
Other 85 4.71%
Head-On 61 3.38%
Overturned 56 3.10%
Not Stated 1 0.06%

Manteca Crashes By Accident Cause

Right before a Manteca crash, someone usually breaks a traffic law.

In Manteca, more than 4 in 10 crashes involve someone driving too fast. 

Traffic Law Broken Right Before A Manteca Crash
of Total 
Unsafe Speed 764 42.59%
Automobile Right of Way 261 14.55%
Improper Turning 207 11.54%
DUI or Bicycle Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drug     124 6.91%
Traffic Signals and Signs 113 6.30%
Unknown 73 4.07%
Unsafe Lane Change 47 2.62%
Wrong Side of Road 44 2.45%
Following Too Closely 41 2.29%
Pedestrian Violation 35 1.95%
Pedestrian Right of Way 30 1.67%
Other Than Driver (or Pedestrian) 21 1.17%
Unsafe Starting or Backing 11 0.61%
Improper Passing 8 0.45%
Other Hazardous Violation 7 0.39%
Other Improper Driving 4 0.22%
Other Equipment 2 0.11%
Hazardous Parking 1 0.06%
Lights 1 0.06%

If you got hurt in Manteca, keep in mind that it's important to hire a good attorney from the start. The insurance adjuster is not your friend - even your own insurance company will look for the cheapest way to get rid of your claim. After you get injured, it's important to seek medical care right away. Some injuries can only be found by a doctor. Other injuries get worse if they don't get treated on time.

If you suffered personal injuries in Manteca, here are the San Joaquin County emergency rooms where you can get checked out 24 hours a day. The list has many San Joaquin County hospitals; please scroll down to find Manteca.

Did you know that many injury accident cases get resolved without ever going to court? Other cases have to be fought through the court.

In Manteca, injury accident cases get filed and handled in the Civil Division of the San Joaquin County Courts. In 1998, all San Joaquin County Trial Courts were unified to form the San Joaquin County Superior Court.

This happened because the voters approved a constitutional amendment letting San Joaquin County judges merge their superior and municipal courts. Before then, superior court and municipal court were separate.

Currently, Manteca auto accident and injury cases are heard in Stockton. Accident and injury cases are called civil cases, unless they happen at work. If they happen at work, they're called workers compensation.

If you got hurt in Manteca, I can help. Here are some of the Manteca crash types that I can handle:

Please visit our "Consultations" page to learn if a consultation fee is required. If it is, please pay it now, to receive a response to your contact. Thank you.

Here is the contact information for the Manteca Police Department, in case you need to reach them regarding the accident:

Manteca Police Department
1001 W. Center St.
Manteca, CA 95337-7302
Non-Emergency: (209) 456-8100

But if your crash happened out on 99 or 120, then the CHP in Stockton may have your report because they patrol Manteca highways:

CHP Stockton

2720 Wilcox Road
Stockton, CA 95215-2323

If you are going to fight your Manteca injury case in court, it will be heard at this courthouse:

Superior Court of California
San Joaquin Civil Court
180 East Weber Avenue, Suite 200
Stockton, CA 95202-2705

Phone: (209) 992-5693

Website: San Joaquin County court

The civil court located in Stockton hears injury and accident cases that happened in these places:

French Camp

If you were injured in a Manteca accident, please contact me for a free consultation at (408) 214-5555 or here: message me here.

Please visit our "Consultations" page to learn if a consultation fee is required. If it is, please pay it now, to receive a response to your contact. Thank you.

Here are just some of the injuries I handle in Manteca and the surrounding areas:

Back injuries
Brain injuries 
Broken bones
Disfigurement or scarring
Infection after an accident
Internal injuries (organ damage)
Knee injuries
Loss of a limb
Neck injuries
Senses: accident-related loss of smell or taste 
Silent injuries
Wrongful Death

If you got hurt in Manteca and need a good attorney now, who will fight for you, please call me now at (408) 214-5555 or send me a message send me a message.Let's talk about your case - the consultation is free.

My name is Renée Yvonne GardnerI am a Manteca personal injury attorney. I am the founder, owner and attorney of Gardner Law, a Manteca personal injury and auto accident law office. I represent people with personal injury and wrongful death cases in San Joaquin County 

If you got injured in Manteca and need a good attorney now, who will fight for you, please call me now at (408) 214-5555 or send me a message send me a message.

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