Dublin man severely injured in 680 crash

Traffic was backed up for several hours during Thursday evening's commute

The California Highway Patrol has issued a SIG alert for northbound I-680 near Stoneridge Drive after a Dublin man reportedly hit a tree and was rushed to the hospital with major injuries.

The right lane is expected to be closed until about 5:30 p.m. and traffic is already backed up for at least a mile on both sides of the freeway. It is recommended that commuters take Highway 84 or another alternative route.

Officer Steve Creel said 27-year-old Jibu John was driving a 1993 Toyota minivan that drifted to the right, over a curb and onto the shoulder before hitting a tree around 3:30 p.m. He was wearing a seatbelt and the airbags were deployed, but he still had major injuries, according to CHP.

Creel said it took emergency crews about an hour to remove John from the minivan before he was sent to Eden Medical Center in Castro Valley by ambulance around 4:45 p.m.

There is also a report of an overturned car near the scene in the southbound direction of I-680. Creel said there was no injuries and the roadway is expected to be cleared soon.

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Posted by Stacey
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Mar 22, 2009 at 12:07 am

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Posted by Jerry
a resident of Oak Hill
on Mar 22, 2009 at 12:32 am

Since this seems to happen quite often, I make the following motion: We chop down all trees, and power poles, alongside all major traffic arteries in, and around, Pleasanton...

Reasoning for my motion: They seem to be nothing but trouble (Comments partially removed by Pleasanton Weekly Online staff as innuendo, hearsay or specific accusatory information unsupported by facts.)
Do I hear a second................

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Posted by Stacey
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Mar 22, 2009 at 8:28 am

Stacey is a registered user.

The above post was not made by me.

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Posted by Resident
a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Mar 25, 2009 at 7:53 am

The stretch of 680 coming down the hill to Bernal all the way to the 580 interchange seems to be pretty troublesome with a good number of accidents. The traffic seem to go from the limit to stop and back to the limit, and I have seen this catch a few people out.

The CHP is always in the area being visibile to slow down the traffic. Which is a good thing.

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