4 Hurt in Possible DUI Two-Car Accident in Hopland
HOPLAND, CA (April 4, 2019) – Paramedics rushed four people to nearby hospitals following Wednesday’s two-car accident on Highway 101 near Old River Road.
According to California Highway Patrol Officer Olegario Marin, the crash happened around 11 a.m.
Paramedics airlifted three people to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital with major injuries. Meanwhile, the fourth patient was taken by ambulance to Ukiah Valley Medical Center.
Per Marin, the crash befell on the Green Bridge and involved a blue Ford Mustang and gray SUV.
The SUV, carrying a man and a woman, caught on fire as firefighters tried freeing the victims from the wreckage. Firefighters also noted that the SUV was dangling over the railing when they arrived.
In the Mustang, a female occupant required extrication, as well. The driver, however, exited the vehicle on his way.
While paramedics brought the Mustang driver to Ukiah Valley Medical Center, several others airlifted his passenger to Santa Rosa Memorial with serious injuries.
In their investigation, authorities arrested one of the drivers on suspicion of driving under the influence. However, an investigation into this assertion is underway.
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