Driver survives after car plummets from East Bay freeway

WALNUT CREEK — A driver survived early Monday after the car he was driving plummeted off a freeway and onto a boulevard down below, the California Highway Patrol said.

The man went by ambulance to John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek, and the CHP said he had moderate injuries that were not life-threatening. He was driving a Toyota Prius on eastbound state Highway 24 at the Interstate 680 connector when the crash happened around 4:30 a.m.

According to the CHP, the driver appears to have been speeding and plummeted off Highway 24 onto Boulevard Way, directly below the connector to I-680.

The car did not hit any other vehicles on the freeway or down below, and nobody else was injured.

The CHP is investigating but said it does not appear the crash caused by driving under the influence. Anyone with information is urged to call the agency’s Contra Costa office at 925-646-4980.

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Source:: The Mercury News – Entertainment


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