A motorist was transported to John Muir Hospital in Walnut Creek Monday after the first of several crashes in the 24-680 corridor saw an SUV leave I-680 and crash headlong into a tree on La Gonda Way in Danville.
Firefighters reached the scene shortly after witnesses reported seeing a gold-color minivan or SUV leave the freeway and “fly into a tree” near Hap Magee Park. The driver, trapped in the wreckage of the vehicle when the accident was reported at 12:22 p.m., was freed at 12:43 p.m. by San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District firefighters.
There was no immediate word on the driver’s condition. At least two people on the roadway at the time reported that the SUV clipped a big rig just prior to the crash.
The crash seemed to touch off a flurry of crashes up and down the 24-680, some reported within minutes of one another. First responders, tow trucks and fellow motorists were kept busy either racing to or avoiding crashes as they popped up.