Shortly before 11:00pm Friday, the East Contra Costa Fire and CHP responded to a report of a head on collision on Byron Highway just 1 mi. south of Camino Diablo in Byron.
It was reported as 4-5 vehicles involved blocking all lanes of traffic. Engine 59 confirmed it was 3-vehicles involved with 5 total patients with a person trapped in a vehicle.
A simi-trailer truck driver said a speeding car traveling south crossed the yellow line and crashed head on into a north bound Acura according to preliminary information.
One women suffered multiple leg bone breaks. Two women were transported by helicopter to a trauma center. One of the women was trapped in the Acura. Firefighters had to use the jaws of life to cut her out of the mangled car.
Two other patients were transported by ground ambulance.
This accident used all three of East Contra Costa’s fire engines. The California Highway Patrol is investigating the crash
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Someone passing when they shouldn’t. That road is the blood alley of the area.
A multi lane State Route 239 should have been completed years ago to accomdate all of the traffic that is traveling on the Byron Highway. This route was legislatively designated in 1959! That has to be the all time record for procrastination. A segment of the project is finally gaining some traction, but is still years away from coming to fruition.
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