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Four Injured in Vehicle Accident on Vasco Road, 1 Airlifted to Local Hospital

by ECT

At 1:40 pm, a three-vehicle accident injuring five people shut down Vasco Road in both directions Wednesday as a medical helicopter was required to transport one person with critical injuries to a John Muir Medical Hospital in Walnut Creek.

According to radio traffic, one victim had to be extricated from a vehicle by firefighters which was completed by 2:02 pm.

In total, the ECCFPD set up a triage to observe 5 patients. It was determined that four-patients were injured which included 1-patient who was in critical condition and airlifted to the hospital while three patients sustained moderate injuries and were transported by AMR to local hospitals. One patient was determined not to be injured and declined medical.

Photo provided by ECCFPD

According to the California Highway Patrol, a broadside traffic collision involving three vehicles (a GMC Yukon, a Volkswagen Jetta, and a Dodge Grand Caravan) occurred on Vasco Road, near Camino Diablo at around 1:40 PM. The road was shut down for nearly 2-hours.

CHP also highlighted that an off-duty nurse happened to be by this location almost immediately following the crash and stopped to render medical aid to the injured until firefighters, paramedics, and CHP arrived on scene.

Vasco Road was re-opened by 3:30 pm.

According to the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District, initial reports indicate a vehicle was attempting to make a U-turn on Vasco Road and collided with a vehicle traveling southbound on Vasco Road. The incident is currently under investigation by CHP for exact cause

This traffic collision is pending further investigation at this time. Witnesses to this incident are asked to contact CHP-Contra Costs at 925.646.5980.

Aid Called for CPR Call in Oakley

During this incident, a CPR-Medical Call came in on Gardenia Ave in Oakley at 1:46pm When dispatched, Engine 93 stated they were at least 15-minutes away and immediately requested aid from the closest available unit which turned out to be Engine 88 out of Antioch.

East Contra Costa Fire Protection District Chief Hugh Henderson stated that he did not know the outcome of the call, but was told two-firefighters from Station 88 rode within the AMR ambulance en-route to the hospital.

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