Three people were sent to a hospital Friday afternoon following a head-on collision involving a wrong-way driver on a Pleasanton roadway, according to the Police Department.
Emergency dispatchers received numerous 911 calls from drivers on Foothill Road north of Highland Oaks Drive around 2:20 p.m., police said.
Arriving officers discovered a Lexus sedan and a Ford Focus sedan both with major front-end damage in the northbound lane of Foothill Road.
An investigation into the collision revealed that the 60-year-old Hayward woman driving the Ford south on the road had crossed over into the northbound lane and hit the Lexus, driven by a 60-year-old Pleasanton man, head-on, police said.
The road apparently has a blind curve and the Ford rounded the curve on the wrong side of the road, leaving the Lexus "nowhere to go," according to a witness report. Both cars were traveling at about 40 mph on the road with a posted speed limit of 45 mph, police said.
The woman driving the Ford sustained a compound fracture to her leg and a laceration to her hip, police said. The man driving the Lexus sustained a cut to his right hand and his 59-year-old wife riding in the car complained of chest and back pain, police said.
All three people were wearing their seatbelts and were likely protected by air bags that deployed in both vehicles, police said. They were all transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of their injuries.
An investigation into the collision is ongoing, and police said there was no indication that alcohol was a factor.