One of our Flashers sent word of an overturned vehicle in the creek bed not far from the 4800 block of Leon Drive in Clayton on Sunday.
The crash, reported a little after 1 p.m., startled nearby residents who reported a person trapped in the wreckage of a small truck. Although there was water in the creek bed where the truck came to rest it posed no threat as crews arrived to extricate and transport the injured motorist.
Crews used the jaws of life to peel open the truck and reach the driver, who appeared to be fading in and out of consciousness. Con Fire’s AIR2 helicopter arrived to take the injured man to John Muir Hospital for treatment.
It seems there are so many single vehicle MVAs in our neighborhood. Everyone, please drive safely.
Just posted news of another, Jeff, this one a box truck on northbound I680 north of Stone Valley…
Victim was a safe driver with no history of drugs or alcohol. Brakes failed.
This was not an overextended big rig going down a steep decline after skipping its most recent scheduled maintenance. This was a passenger vehicle. I suspect that you don’t know that the brakes actually failed. What kind of “safe driver” doesn’t have working brakes? That doesn’t seem at all likely.
Great pictures. You guys are so fast!