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Interstate 580 clear following injury crash

Early Thanksgiving Day accident sent 4 to hospital

All westbound lanes of Interstate Highway 580 reopened in unincorporated Alameda County west of Pleasanton late Thursday morning, about nine hours after a Safeway Stores big rig collided with a parked car and sent four men to an area hospital, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The collision between the big rig and a Buick sedan was reported at about 12:55 a.m. Thursday just west of Schaefer Ranch Road on Highway 580 west of Pleasanton, according to CHP Officer Steve Creel.

The sedan, occupied by three men in their 40s who were traveling from Southern California, was parked on the right hand shoulder when the big rig struck it from behind, causing it to go forward and overturn, Creel said.

One passenger was ejected from the vehicle upon impact, and suffered major lacerations to his head. The 43-year-old driver was trapped in the vehicle and complained of abdominal pain after being extracted from the vehicle by authorities, Creel said.

A man in the backseat of the sedan also complained of minor pain, Creel said.

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The Safeway big rig also overturned, blocking the right side of the highway. The 50-year-old driver of the big rig was knocked unconscious in the collision and suffered a contusion to his head, according to Creel.

All four men involved in the collision were transported to Eden Medical Center to be treated for their injuries, according to Creel.

The towing of the big rig was complicated because of the contents in its trailer. The supermarket produce had to be unloaded to a separate trailer before the truck was towed, CHP Officer Robert Haven said.

The truck was taking produce items from Safeway's depot in Tracy to stores in Oakland, Creel said.

A small spill of about 20-25 gallons of diesel fuel also had to be cleaned up at the scene, according to CHP Officer Ralph Caggiano.

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The collision had three of the highway's four westbound lanes blocked for much of the morning.

DanMcMenamin, Bay City News,

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Interstate 580 clear following injury crash

Early Thanksgiving Day accident sent 4 to hospital

Uploaded: Thu, Nov 27, 2008, 7:51 am
Updated: Thu, Nov 27, 2008, 8:11 pm

All westbound lanes of Interstate Highway 580 reopened in unincorporated Alameda County west of Pleasanton late Thursday morning, about nine hours after a Safeway Stores big rig collided with a parked car and sent four men to an area hospital, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The collision between the big rig and a Buick sedan was reported at about 12:55 a.m. Thursday just west of Schaefer Ranch Road on Highway 580 west of Pleasanton, according to CHP Officer Steve Creel.

The sedan, occupied by three men in their 40s who were traveling from Southern California, was parked on the right hand shoulder when the big rig struck it from behind, causing it to go forward and overturn, Creel said.

One passenger was ejected from the vehicle upon impact, and suffered major lacerations to his head. The 43-year-old driver was trapped in the vehicle and complained of abdominal pain after being extracted from the vehicle by authorities, Creel said.

A man in the backseat of the sedan also complained of minor pain, Creel said.

The Safeway big rig also overturned, blocking the right side of the highway. The 50-year-old driver of the big rig was knocked unconscious in the collision and suffered a contusion to his head, according to Creel.

All four men involved in the collision were transported to Eden Medical Center to be treated for their injuries, according to Creel.

The towing of the big rig was complicated because of the contents in its trailer. The supermarket produce had to be unloaded to a separate trailer before the truck was towed, CHP Officer Robert Haven said.

The truck was taking produce items from Safeway's depot in Tracy to stores in Oakland, Creel said.

A small spill of about 20-25 gallons of diesel fuel also had to be cleaned up at the scene, according to CHP Officer Ralph Caggiano.

The collision had three of the highway's four westbound lanes blocked for much of the morning.

DanMcMenamin, Bay City News,

Comments

Qwerty
Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 29, 2008 at 8:55 pm
Qwerty, Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 29, 2008 at 8:55 pm

I drove by that section of 580 around 7:30am thanksgiving morning. I was amazed to hear that all survived. The cab of the semi truck was so badly damaged that I thought for sure that the driver would have been killed. What a miracle that he got out of that mess without any serious injuries.


Cholo
Livermore
on Nov 30, 2008 at 7:41 pm
Cholo, Livermore
on Nov 30, 2008 at 7:41 pm

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