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.