Brentwood rollover 1132020

A driver suffered major injuries in a single-vehicle rollover accident on Brentwood Boulevard in Brentwood, Calif., Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2020. A medical helicopter flew the driver to John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek. (Tony Kukulich/The Press)

The driver involved in a single-vehicle rollover accident was flown from the scene of the accident by a medical helicopter in Brentwood Wednesday night, Jan. 13.

According to Brentwood police, a witness said the driver pulled out of a parking lot near the intersection of Brentwood Boulevard and Lone Tree Way shortly before 8 p.m. when he lost control of his car.

East Contra Costa Fire Protection District firefighters responded to the incident. Firefighters established a landing zone for the helicopter in a small lot on the northeast corner of the intersection. A Contra Costa County Fire Protection District medical helicopter flew the victim, a 72-year-old man, to John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek with major injuries.

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It was not clear what caused the Hyundai Elantra sedan to rollover, but an investigating officer speculated that the car struck a utility pole guide wire. The impact of the accident splintered a utility pole.

Brentwood police closed Brentwood Boulevard in both directions while rescue operations were ongoing. PG&E was called to the scene to evaluate the damage to the utility pole.

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