At 5:59 pm Tuesday, Contra Costa County Fire Protection District firefighters were dispatched to E. 18th Street and Hargrove for a report of a vehicle crash with rescue in the City of Antioch.
Upon arrival, AMR and firefighters located a three vehicle crash with one female patient trapped–it was estimated 8-total patients. AMR immediately requested the eastbound direction of E.18th at Hillcrest be closed to traffic.
Firefighters worked to extricate the female and within twenty-minutes she was placed in an AMR ambulance and transported to a local hospital.
In total, there were 8 patients which 4 were taken to local hospitals and another 4 sustained minor injuries or declined medical.
According to police on scene, a vehicle was traveling westbound E 18th when the female driver pulled out on Hargrove to make a left and causing the crash which sent the female over the median and into on coming traffic where she struck a van.
The roadway was shut down for a little over an hour and has since been re-opened.