An Oakland teen was arrested on suspicion of serious DUI after police allege he caused a crash in northern Pleasanton that sent three people, including himself, to the hospital with major injuries Thursday evening.
The three-car collision occurred just before 7 p.m. at the intersection of Foothill Road and Laurel Creek Drive, just south of the Stoneridge Shopping Center.
The initial investigation indicates a blue Nissan Altima traveling eastbound on Laurel Creek Drive ran the red light at Foothill Road and struck a gray Chevy Sonic driving south on Foothill Road, according to Pleasanton police Sgt. Benjamin Sarasua. A red Toyota Rav 4 going north on Foothill Road at the intersection was also hit.
The driver of the Altima — later identified as Elijah Henry, 18, of Oakland — and a passenger in his sedan, as well as the driver of the Sonic, sustained major injuries in the crash and were transported to Eden Medical Center for treatment, according to Sarasua.
As of Friday morning, the Sonic driver was listed in critical condition and the Altima passenger was listed in serious condition, Sarasua said.
Henry also remains hospitalized, and he has been placed under arrest on suspicion of DUI (drugs) causing bodily injury to another person, according to Sarasua. Police allege the teen was under the influence of marijuana when the crash occurred.
The driver of the third vehicle – the Rav 4 – sustained minor injuries and was transported to Stanford Health Care-ValleyCare, where he was treated and released, Sarasua said.
The prominent intersection, several blocks south of the Interstate 580-Foothill/San Ramon roads ramps, was partially closed for several hours…
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