Woman Extricated From Vehicle, Sent to Hospital After Collision

Police say collision due to vehicle that ran a red light.

A 21-year-old woman on Wednesday was extricated from a vehicle and sent to a hospital after a collision at the intersection of First Street and Southfront Road, officials said.

The collision appears to be due to the woman — who was driving a Saturn northbound on First Street at about 40 to 50 mph — entering the intersection during a red light, Livermore Police Sgt. Kevin Santin said.

The Saturn was blindsided by a Ford F-150 truck, which was traveling eastbound on Southfront Road, Santin said.

Emergency crews were sent to the area at around 11:30 a.m.

The driver of the truck suffered minor injuries.

The woman driving the Saturn was sent to Eden Medical Center in Castro Valley with moderate injuries, officials said. Her condition is unknown at this time, Santin said.

Bob Canning September 27, 2012 at 08:37 PM
Keep in mind, even when you have a green light, you should not enter an intersection until it is safe to so do.
Becky September 27, 2012 at 10:26 PM
I pray for the safety of the good drivers, and the bad drivers. The traffic in Livermore is horrendous. Too many commuters.
jane doe September 27, 2012 at 10:34 PM
Our 4 month old son and I are very lucky that he was a 'maniac' driver obeying traffic laws, entering the intersection only after the light turned green and hadn't had enough time to get up to the speed limit. And we thank god for that "giant truck,' as it probably saved him from worse injuries. "If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all." Especially when you don't know the facts.
Julia September 27, 2012 at 10:40 PM
Speeding and racing/running lights (Yellow & Red) are a big issue... I've also seen talking on the phone, reading a news paper and enter other stupid non driving related activity HERE....... WTH happened to being fully engaged and present while driving???
Livermoronian October 01, 2012 at 08:38 PM
How tragic for you and your family. I am very sorry for your loss.


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