Suisun City

5-vehicle Highway 12 crash sends 6 to hospitals

By From page A3 | March 14, 2014

SUISUN CITY — A large truck on westbound Highway 12 that failed to stop in time hit a utility truck in front of it and set off a chain reaction that damaged five vehicles, injured seven people and blocked the highway Thursday.

The crash occurred at about 8 a.m. on Highway 12 just east of Snow Drive when the truck struck a stopped utility truck owned by Hughes Construction. The impact caused the utility truck to slam into a Dodge Charger, which, in turn, hit a Ford Mustang, which then hit a Toyota Highlander SUV.

Seven people had minor injuries, mainly neck and back injuries, as a result. Six were taken to local hospitals while the seventh refused treatment, according to Suisun City police. The Highlander drove off under its own power, but the other four vehicles had to be towed away.

One nearby resident who was getting ready to walk his dog said he heard a succession of crashes from the highway.

The crash closed down both lanes of westbound Highway 12 for more than an hour. Police had westbound traffic use the paved portion of the shoulder to pass through the scene.

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Ian Thompson

Ian Thompson

Ian Thompson has worked for the Daily Republic longer than he cares to remember. A native of Oregon and a graduate of the University of Oregon, he pines for the motherland still. He covers Vacaville and Travis Air Force Base for the Daily Republic. He is an avid military history buff, wargamer and loves the great outdoors.

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  • CD BrooksMarch 14, 2014 - 8:56 am

    "A large truck?" I haven't seen any pictures, does anyone know what kind of truck? I'm going to guess this driver was texting or simply not paying attention. There is no excuse for this type of accident barring a health or mechanical issue.

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  • RjMarch 14, 2014 - 4:21 pm

    A international delivery truck driver fell asleep behind wheel very common

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  • CD BrooksMarch 14, 2014 - 4:39 pm

    Rj, HUH? "Very common?" I drove trucks for 40 plus years and didn't fall asleep. I've know hundreds of drivers that have driven millions of miles, they didn't fall asleep. What are you talking about?

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