A tow truck driver loads a damaged mini van onto a flatbed truck during a multiple vehicle accident that occurred on Waterman Blvd Sunday night.


Head-on collision sends nine to hospitals

By From page A1 | October 01, 2012

FAIRFIELD — A 72-year-old Suisun City man is under investigation for allegedly driving under the influence after a head-on collision that sent him and eight others to local hospitals, police said.

The man was traveling eastbound on Waterman Boulevard near Hilborn Road when the truck he was driving sideswiped one van heading westbound before colliding head on with another van also traveling westbound, according to Sgt. Matt Thomas. The 72-year-old and eight other people were sent to area hospitals, none with life-threatening injuries, Thomas said.

The crash occurred about 6:45 p.m. when the solo driver of the truck traveled into the opposite lane, Thomas said. The two vehicles that collided came to rest in the westbound lane.

Emergency crews and police blocked one lane of Waterman Boulevard and set up in the center divide. Traffic was backed up in both directions for more than an hour. California Highway Patrol also temporarily shut down the off ramp to Waterman on westbound Interstate 80.

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Danny Bernardini

Danny Bernardini

Danny is a newspaper man born and raised in Vacaville. He attended Chico State University and has written for the Enterprise Record and the Reporter. Covers the City of Fairfield, education and crime. A's, Warriors and Saints fan. Listener of vinyl, frequent visitor to the East Bay. Registered "decline to state" voter. Loves a good steak.

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  • stephanieOctober 02, 2012 - 12:12 pm

    my daughter was the little girl that was in the back seat of my grandmothers blue van shes OK but was took to children hospital because the doctors said she could of been brain dead all i can say is drinking and driving is not the way to go I'm just glad that every one in my family is OK my auntie that was n the front seat is still in the hospital wit six broken ribs were not sure when she will be home

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