Posted by sanjoseaccidentnews - April 3, 2017 11:32 am
14 people were injured when at least four cars were involved in a major crash that blocked all westbound lanes of Highway 4 in the city of Antioch Saturday evening. Contra Costa Fire Protection District official Robert Marshall stated that the multi-vehicle accident occurred April 1st at 6:18 p.m. between the A Street exit and the Lone Tree Way on-ramp. Four of the victims are in critical condition.
According to the authorities from the California Highway Patrol (CHP), the collision happened after a Toyota sedan with seven occupants was rear-ended by a Toyota minivan carrying three occupants. Marshall added that “when the crews arrived on scene they found several vehicles involved, with all lanes blocked and people lying in the roadway.” Very few details regarding how the other two vehicles became involved were not immediately available.
A total of five ground ambulances and four helicopters responded to the scene. One of the injured victims in critical condition was a 14-year-old girl who was transported by helicopter to the Children’s Hospital in Oakland. Two others were flown to a UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento. The fourth critically injured individual was taken by ground ambulance to a local hospital.
An investigation is still ongoing in order to determine all the factors that were involved in the collision. CHP officers were responding to a report of a bumper in the roadway just east of A Street when they received the call regarding the accident. It is believed that the Toyota sedan had stopped because of the bumper when it was rear-ended. The identities of everyone involved have not been disclosed.