Teen crashes on Blackhawk Road

Injured MVHS student conscious on ride to hospital

A 16-year-old male Monte Vista student crashed his 1998 Acura into a tree on Blackhawk Road at 7:50 a.m. this morning about two miles north of the Camino Tassajara junction in Blackhawk.

The Danville teen lost control of the car, swerved to the right, came back to the left and hit the tree, reported Officer Steve Creel of the California Highway patrol. The teen was taken to the hospital with broken ribs and lacerated internal organs, Creel said.

Firefighters from the San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District extricated the student, and paramedics treated him en route to John Muir Medical Center, with lights flashing and sirens on.

"He was conscious and talking to the paramedics," said Battalion Chief Jack Barton.

There was one witness to the accident, said Creel, and CHP is waiting to hear from any other witnesses.

No charges have been filed at this time, said Creel; the accident is still under investigation.

The teen was the sole occupant of the car. No information was available on the teen's condition.


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Posted by Mike
a resident of Danville
on May 7, 2009 at 3:12 am

That dude is LUCKY!!! A driver's side impact with that much intrusion? Very lucky to be alive...

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Posted by Hoot Smalley
a resident of Danville
on May 7, 2009 at 8:06 am

I hope this kid is ok. That car looks demolished.

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Posted by Sue
a resident of Danville
on May 8, 2009 at 6:35 am

Why did he crash? Usually it's because of speed. Yes, he is lucky, but clearly there was speed with that kind of impact and damage. It's a wake up call for him at 16. Now his parents get to pay higher insurance premiums and know that they have a high risk kid who doesn't exercize good judgment behind the wheel.

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Posted by Aurora
a resident of Blackhawk
on May 9, 2009 at 6:09 pm

I'm so glad he's ok. I drove by just after it happened, I think. Lots of people stopped to help - I was afraid it might be a teenager. My heart goes out to him and to his family - I hope he makes a speedy recovery.

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