FAIRFIELD — Saturday’s wet weather may have contributed to at least one of three accidents in Fairfield.
The first one, reported at 9:59 a.m., was the result of a California Highway Patrol pursuit, which had been cancelled minutes before the fleeing driver exited eastbound Interstate 80 at Air Base Parkway and crashed into a series of steel poles along the roadway at Heath Drive.
“The roadway was wet, which probably did contribute as the driver was still trying to get away,” said Fairfield Police Sgt. Matt Thomas. “He hit the intersection too fast and crashed into the steel poles.”
Thomas said four occupants of the vehicle fled on foot, but the driver was arrested by CHP.
No injuries were reported, although the driver was checked out.
Less than 20 minutes later, CHP responded to a single-vehicle rollover accident on the Green Valley Road on ramp to westbound I-80.
Again no injuries were reported, and the only damage was to the vehicle.
The CHP’s Traffic Management Center said the cause had not been determined, so it was unknown if wet roads contributed to that accident.
In the afternoon, Fairfield police responded to a four-vehicle crash at Pennsylvania and Tabor avenues.
Thomas said the report had not been filed on the 1:45 p.m. accident, but added that at least one person was transported to NorthBay Medical Center.
According to the National Weather Service, the Fairfield area got around a quarter of an inch of rain Saturday.
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