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.

mike September 26, 2012 at 07:22 PM
Red light runners are a real problem these days!
Maria R. September 26, 2012 at 07:47 PM
It sounds like the gal in the Saturn ran a red light and is at fault. Later in the article it reads she was blindsided by the truck. That makes it sound like the driver of the truck was at fault. ????
cher howe September 26, 2012 at 08:03 PM
sounds like she was running a red light on first street while the truck was on front street entering first street on a green light. makes me wonder at the approximate speed of each vehicle at the time of impact since damage to both vehicles appears extensive.
Cassie September 26, 2012 at 08:08 PM
The writer may have meant that she was hit from a side she couldn't see.
Livermore Cowboy September 26, 2012 at 08:25 PM
Just drove by it, car was stuck and shoved over curb and into shrubs/tree. Yikes! Hope she is ok. Accidents do happen.
Sara N. Burton September 26, 2012 at 08:57 PM
I drove past it, it looked exactly like that was what happened. Poor girl, hope she's alright. The entire car was in the bushes, several feet from the curb.
Michelle M. September 26, 2012 at 09:29 PM
Yikes! I really hope she is ok! This is just another example as to why it is so important to teach younger drivers safe driving habits!
The Real Anon September 26, 2012 at 09:52 PM
Yes because otherwise they grow up and drive their giant trucks like maniacs. Like the other driver clearly had done.
SeanT September 26, 2012 at 10:15 PM
The word he was looking for was "broad-sided"
SeanT September 26, 2012 at 10:20 PM
He had a green light........why do you guys say the truck was driving like a maniac? Damage from collisions is caused by the momentum of BOTH vehicles. Momentum is MASS x VELOCITY. I'm sure she was going at least 50 when she busted the red light. Bottom line, irrespective of the speed of the truck, would the collision have occurred if she had stopped for the red light?? Leave the reconstruction to the experts
SeanT September 26, 2012 at 10:21 PM
"Yes because otherwise they grow up and drive their giant trucks like maniacs. Like the other driver clearly had done." Really? Where do you get that information?
David September 26, 2012 at 10:43 PM
Sorry but you have got it wrong and can you say texting while you drive? Maybe she will get lucky and just be out of commission for a little while but we will see if she learned her lesson. If not then maybe next time will be her last text, pay attention everyone!!!!!! including the truck driver.Take that extra second to see if an idiot is running the red lights. If so go chase them down and @#$#@
Peggy September 26, 2012 at 11:21 PM
Hmmmm. So many people assuming.......stop making accusations if you didnt see it happen. Nothing was said about speeding or texting so keep your 2 cents out of it.
Aaron Moreno September 26, 2012 at 11:48 PM
I have seen so many people speeding / running red lights / cutting over 2-3 lanes at a time in this area. It's bound to happen over and over. Just one block up there was a casualty a couple years ago. I believe it was a red light runner.
Aaron Moreno September 26, 2012 at 11:51 PM
Hey peggy. You're right - 40mph is not speeding as that is the posted limit. However, if she was going closer to 50mph as the story states she "may" have been, then yes, she was speeding.
Michelle M. September 27, 2012 at 12:38 AM
@The Real Anon-Perhaps the truck was speeding, but the article states that the driver of the Saturn entered the intersection during a red light. This seems like 100% at fault to me, why are you blaming the truck? It is an unfortunate accident that hopefully everyone can learn a lesson from!
Momo September 27, 2012 at 12:40 AM
I feel for the driver of the truck. My husband witnessed the accident and the saturn driver definitely ran the red light. So many people push the yellow light thinking "yellow means go faster to try to beat it". Some poor person did nothing wrong and now is minorly injured, but injured. Also, the truck they worked hard to buy is totalled. Hope she has good insurance.
libertus_rebelium September 27, 2012 at 02:20 AM
Girl got what she deserved. I'm just glad it wasn't a motorcycle that had the right of way in that intersection. She would have killed them.
Grieving mom September 27, 2012 at 04:19 AM
Arthur was hit head-on while on way to work on motorcycle by J White, who was delivering paper route on first job but was UPS driver as 2nd job. My son died . It's a deadly intersection.
Beth Glass Vengley September 27, 2012 at 04:36 AM
Red light runnning is an issue! I did not see this accident,but this morning when taking my kids to school a woman in a silver Nissan van blew right threw a red light at Holmes and Catalina, didn't even slow down or touch her brakes! And there were cars turning into that lane of traffic on a green light! So lucky there were not two accidents like that today! Pay attention out there drivers!!
Shelley Buchberger September 27, 2012 at 01:32 PM
There are so many red light runners in this town lately. I wish these people (and you know who you are) would quit racing to their funerals and stop trying to take me with them! Nothing is that important! My sister gave me a redneck button to push instead of me having to yell at bad drivers. One of the sayings is "slow down, Walmart is open 24/7!". Remember next time you have to be somewhere quickly and you cut me off, my redneck is doing the yelling for me.
Cherry September 27, 2012 at 07:22 PM
I ALWAYS check there isn't a red light runner anytime I enter an intersection. I was almost ran over last week crossing from the parking garage (walking). It seems most times when I'm out & about I see red light runners. It is very scary. Not worth being a minute early to wherever you're going.
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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