One person was seriously injured in a high speed crash off southbound I-680 near Bollinger Canyon Road Tuesday, the crash closing the Interstate for about half an hour as a CalStar air ambulance was brought in to evacuate the injured driver.
The incident was reported at about 1:50 p.m., with motorists reporting a white pickup truck leaving the highway at high speed and impacting with a tree. Traffic was affected almost immediately as passersby left their cars to help the driver, who was pinned in his cab.
The resulting backup hampered efforts by San Ramon Valley and Contra Costa County fire crews attempting to reach the scene and the two “slow” lanes of the highway were closed while rescuers worked to free the motorist. The highway was closed altogether to secure a landing area for the air ambulance, which landed on the roadway to evacuate the driver to a local hospital.
We have no word on the driver’s condition at this time but will update this story as that information becomes available.