Vineyard Avenue crash Sunday leaves two hospitalized, hundreds without power

PG&E: Electricity restored to all by Monday afternoon

Pleasanton police believe alcohol was the cause of a vehicle accident on Vineyard Avenue Sunday that put two women in intensive care.

Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department Battalion Chief Mike Miller said one of the women was driving on Vineyard near Machado Place when her car crashed into a power pole. Her passenger was thrown from the vehicle, and the driver was pinned in the wreckage.

Pleasanton Police Sgt. Joe Leonardo said both women were taken by ambulance to Eden Medical Center and remain in the ICU. He said their names and cities of residency will not be released until the investigation is complete, per medical privacy laws.

Pleasanton police are awaiting the results of the blood alcohol level test to determine if alcohol was a factor and continue to investigate, Leonardo said, but officers "believe it was a factor."

The crash broke one power pole and damaged three others, knocking out power for about 500 PG&E customers, spokeswoman Tamar Sarkissian said. Emergency crews were notified of the power outage around 8 p.m. and were working on the poles by 8:30 p.m.

Power was restored to all customers by 2:48 p.m., and all repairs were complete by 2:40 p.m., she said.

Vineyard Avenue between Bernal and Isabel avenues was closed after the accident and for part of Monday.


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