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Accident sends 3 to hospital, snarls traffic on Travis

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Emergency crews respond to a two-vehicle crash along Travis Boulevard and Clay Street in Fairfield, Friday. The crash occurred around 4 p.m. and three people were taken to the hospital. (Aaron Rosenblatt/Daily Republic)

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FAIRFIELD — Officers were still piecing together what happened in a two-vehicle rollover accident Friday on Travis Boulevard at Clay Street.

When authorities arrived on scene just after 4 p.m., they found a gray late-model Toyota Tundra pickup truck on its side with heavy damage to the roof and a smashed windshield. A beige Honda Accord nearby had heavy front-end damage and the driver’s side airbag had deployed.

The Tundra came to rest on its driver’s side, facing east in the eastbound lanes of Travis Boulevard, while the Accord remained upright and came to rest facing south on Clay Street.

The crash forced police to block off both eastbound lanes of Travis Boulevard and route traffic through the neighborhood. Traffic backed up on westbound Travis as well with police closing off the left lane on that side.

A debris field of about 30 yards ran east from Clay Street along Travis Boulevard, with car parts in one front yard and shattered glass strewn across the lanes on Travis.

Fairfield Police Sgt. Sam Rowland said it was too early to know exactly what happened.

“The (community service officers) are taking the report and fault’s not going to be determined tonight,” Rowland said Friday. “Call it a two-vehicle, minor-injury collision.”

Rowland said three people were transported to David Grant Medical Center at Travis Air Force Base – one from the Honda and two of the Tundra’s three occupants.

“We’re not suspecting any alcohol, drugs. Just a standard accident,” Rowland said.

With the holidays approaching, he reminded people to be safe on the roads.

“It’s not worth it,” Rowland said.

Reach Mike Corpos at 427-6979 or mcorpos@dailyrepublic.net. Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/mcorposdr.

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  • CD BrooksDecember 21, 2013 - 6:38 am

    A rollover on a city street with a 35MPH speed limit? "Just a standard accident?” Not so much.

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  • No NameDecember 21, 2013 - 9:50 am

    sounds about right, CD. I say the Toyota was speeding down travis, the Honda was turning on clay, then BOOM!! So who do you blame? the Toyota for speeding? or the Honda for trying to make a unsafe left turn?

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  • CD BrooksDecember 21, 2013 - 10:53 am

    No Name, typically the driver making a left turn is at fault. I'm working on a plan to dispel that theory but in this case it may be accurate? Then there are "comparatives." I hope we find out what really happened here.

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  • Witness2CrashDecember 22, 2013 - 10:23 am

    No left turn...Car Ran stop sign on Clay Rd. Blind Sided the Truck on Travis. Get your facts before spreading rumors. (from a Witness)

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  • CD BrooksDecember 22, 2013 - 10:50 am

    "witness2crash," just speculating no reason to get excited. So this was just another stop sign ignoramus? LOTS of them around, won't be the last!

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  • LilDecember 21, 2013 - 3:01 pm

    It sounds like they were military, otherwise why take them to David Grant when North Bay is around the corner practically?

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