It’s getting so we almost hate to say anything but we wrote about the unusual number and nature of crashes on rain-slicked streets today and that story wasn’t up for more than an hour before two additional, serious crashes with injury popped up.
Crow Canyon Road was closed after an SUV apparently struck a hydrant and overturned on the Alameda County side of the county line outside San Ramon city limits this afternoon, a crash which required extrication of a young patient.
At 1:58 p.m., firefighters and police responded to a report of an overturned SUV on the Alameda County side of the county line at Crow Canyon Road and Bollinger Canyon, working to free a child trapped in the car after the driver hit a hydrant and overturned.
At 4:51 p.m., at the other end of the county in Martinez, another driver got into trouble on Arnold Drive, between Howe Road and Old Orchard, and extrication was also required after that driver also make contact with a hydrant (pictured).
The Contra Costa Office of the CHP issued the following on the Martinez crash:
Today at about 4:50pm, Contra Costa CHP units were advised of a solo vehicle collision off the roadway on Hwy-4 westbound just east of Pine Street in Martinez. Upon CHP and emergency personnel arrival, a solo white Toyota Corolla had crashed completely off Hwy-4, overturned and landed on its roof and into a fire hydrant on Arnold Drive (north of Hwy-4). The 26-year-old male driver of the Toyota suffered major injuries. He was also suspected of driving under the influence.
The driver, Michael Moore, 26, from Martinez, was transported to John Muir Hospital in Walnut Creek for his injuries. While at the hospital, Moore was investigated and arrested for DUI. Due to his injuries, he was admitted to the hospital and will remain there for an unknown amount of time.
There is NO REASON to drive impaired and risk injuries to yourself or others. There are many responsible choices available to get home safely. Please utilize them and never drive impaired.
DUI. And headed to the hospital. Smart.