FAIRFIELD — A single-vehicle rollover accident slowed rush-hour traffic to a crawl Tuesday on eastbound Highway 12 in Fairfield, but left no one seriously injured.
The driver of a white 1994 Jeep Wrangler was traveling in the right-hand lane of eastbound Highway 12 at approximately 5:15 p.m., just west of Beck Avenue, when another motorist made a sudden lane change, said California Highway Patrol Officer Matt Timmons.
“She took evasive action and turned into the ditch to avoid a collision,” Timmons said of the Jeep’s female driver.
The Jeep went down the embankment and came to rest on its roof, supported by its steel windshield frame and roll bar.
Timmons said the vehicle was going about 50 mph at the time of the crash. Both of the Jeep’s occupants appeared to be unhurt. Timmons said they chose to seek their own medical aid.
“They were both wearing their seat belts and that prevented the injuries from being substantial,” Timmons said.
A tow truck had righted the Jeep by 5:46 p.m. and traffic was beginning to pick up speed.
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