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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