Hyundai Elantra Collides with Ford SUV in Pittsburg Resulting in Death

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Hyundai Elantra Collides with Ford SUV in Pittsburg Resulting in Death

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Hyundai Elantra Collides with Ford SUV in Pittsburg Resulting in Death

The tragedy that shook Pittsburg, California, in the early morning hours of Thursday was heartbreaking as five people – including three young children – died as a result of a wrong-way driver. The crash happened on Highway 4 near Loveridge Road around midnight when a Hyundai Elantra drove east on the westbound lanes and collided with a Ford SUV head-on. Tragically, all people involved perished on scene – the driver in the Hyundai and three passengers who were described to be “young children” along with the driver of the Ford. It was a grim scene: mangled cars, fire trucks, and officers with flashlights trying to put together the exact chain of events that had taken place. The California Highway Patrol closed all westbound lanes for three hours while they were at work, eventually clearing the scene just before 4 in the morning. Though no names or ages have been released just yet, individuals involved in the crash have been killed.

Disturbingly, this incident echoes other wrongful deaths; earlier on Wednesday a single car accident resulted in one person’s death on Highway 4 near Bailey Road, while another wrong-way crash injured 25 law enforcement cadets in Southern California. It is currently unclear whether drugs or alcohol might have been a factor in this crash as well.  In that case, the 22-year-old driver of an SUV drove into the wrong lane and crashed into dozens of Los Angeles County sheriff’s academy recruits running in formation during a training exercise. The most serious injuries included head trauma, broken bones and “loss of limb,” said Sheriff Alex Villanueva. He said five people were critically injured, four had moderate injuries and 16 had minor injuries. The young driver was sober and hit a light pole himself.

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