Three hurt in commute-hour wrecks

By From page A3 | January 31, 2013

A four-car collision on Highway 50 in West Sacramento on Tuesday caused morning-commute headaches for motorists trying to get into the Sacramento area.

California Highway Patrol Officer Bryan Konvalin said the crash occurred at 7:10 a.m. when the driver of an eastbound Honda Accord made an unsafe lane change near Jefferson Boulevard and struck a Ford Mustang, causing both vehicles to veer out of control and hit both a Toyota Camry and a Ford truck hauling a landscaping trailer, which then struck a concrete wall.

Though it resulted in just minor injuries to one driver, the wreck closed two traffic lanes for a time while crews cleaned up fluid that had leaked from one of the damaged vehicles. It also triggered a second crash at 8 a.m. when a Ford Explorer rear-ended a Toyota Camry that had slowed for the traffic backup, Konvalin said. Two people in the Camry suffered minor injuries.

Lauren Keene

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