FAIRFIELD (CBS SF) — Westbound lanes of I-80 have reopened following a multi-vehicle collision that pinned a vehicle underneath a big-rig on in Fairfield Tuesday morning, according to authorities.
Around 9:35 a.m., a 21-year-old woman from Redding was driving a Honda Accord west on Highway 80 east of Air Base Parkway when she attempted to change lanes and sideswiped a Chevrolet Tahoe.
Both vehicles spun out of control and collided with the big-rig, which was driven by a 42-year-old man from Hayward.
The Accord struck the center divider and the Tahoe went through a guardrail, rolling over onto its roof. The big-rig struck a Chevrolet Prism driven by a 20-year-old woman from Vacaville.
The driver of the Tahoe was trapped in her vehicle for roughly two hours and had to be extricated by firefighters. She was transported to a hospital. The driver of the Prism was also transported to a hospital.
All of the vehicles had to be towed away from the scene.
The big-rig’s fuel tank was damaged and roughly 30 gallons of diesel fuel leaked into a creek near the roadway, but officers said the hazardous materials threat was mitigated by emergency personnel at the scene.
CHP announced that they had reopened all westbound lanes of the roadway shortly before 2:30 p.m., about four and a half hours after the accident occurred.
Anyone with additional information about the collision is asked to contact the CHP’s non-emergency line at (800) 835-5247 or the CHP’s Solano Area office at (707) 428-2100.
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