Posted by sanjoseaccidentnews - April 7, 2017 11:51 am
A 61-year-old middle school teacher was killed and four others were injured after a three-vehicle collision this past Tuesday in the city of Pleasanton. According to the local police department, the accident occurred at 6:13 p.m. at the intersection of Hopyard Road and Owens Drive. The vehicles involved included a Subaru Outback, a Toyota RAV4, and a Nissan Versa.
Authorities currently believe that the Toyota was traveling north on Hopyard when it struck the Subaru, which was making a left turn onto eastbound Owens Drive. It is unclear at this time how the Nissan Versa was involved in the collision. The deceased victim has been identified by the Alameda County coroner’s bureau as Carla Boerman.
Boerman was a passenger in the Subaru and sustained major injuries in the collision. She was transported to Eden Medical Center, where she later succumbed to her injuries. The driver of that vehicle suffered major injuries and was taken to John Muir Hospital for treatment. There was also an infant in the Subaru who was properly restrained in a car seat. The infant sustained minor injuries and was transported to the Children’s Medical Center where she was treated and released.
The driver and passenger of the Toyota were transported to Eden Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. The driver was later released but the passenger is still recovering. The driver of the Nissan was not hurt in the crash. The names of all the injured victims have not been released.
An investigation is still ongoing in order to determine all the factors that were involved in the fatal collision. Boerman was an English teacher at Pleasanton Middle School. Anyone with additional information about the accident is urged to contact the Pleasanton Police Department at 925-931-5100.