BN Byron Hwy accident

Firefighters required three medical helicopters to transport seriously injured victims of a two-vehicle accident Tuesday evening, July 2, in Byron.

California Highway Patrol (CHP) officers investigating the incident had little information to share about its cause. What is known is that a white GMC Yukon ended up on its roof and in a deep ditch near the intersection of Byron Highway and Holey Road around 5:40 p.m. Helicopters from CalStar and the CHP transported the most seriously injured patients to Eden Medical Center in Castro Valley and John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek. A fourth air ambulance was called to the scene, but later cancelled. A social-post by CHP’s Golden Gate Air Operations Division said that the helicopters were required due, in part, to the remote location of the accident. Two additional patients with moderate injuries were transported by ground.

Firefighters from East Contra Costa Fire Protection District Engines 52 and 59 were joined by crews from the Alameda County Fire Department as the accident was close to the county line.

Rush-hour traffic was snarled for almost two hours as the two-lane highway was closed in both directions while rescue and recovery operations were underway.

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