A series of auto accidents on local highways and surface streets has been keeping firefighters and police busy in recent hours.
As we reported at the time last night, two people were seriously injured when their cars rear-ended a tanker truck carrying a load of water south on Interstate 680 to westbound Highway 24 Wednesday night.
The 9:55 p.m. crash tied up traffic at the critical juncture for hours as California Highway Patrol officers investigated the cause of the crash.
Injuries were also reported at a crash on Alhambra Avenue Thursday, the aftermath captured by a NEWS24/680 reader who happened to be passing by soon after the mishap occurred at 8:11 a.m.
Traffic patterns reacted negatively in the wake of that crash, as well.
Further down the Valley and shortly after the Martinez crash, San Ramon Valley firefighters responded to an accident on Crow Canyon Road at Alcosta which left two cars heavily damaged at 8:53 a.m.
The occupants of those cars, firefighters reported, did not report any significant injury.