Children thrown from car in Hwy 4 crash

May 1, 2008 1:31:31 PM PDT
A driver is under arrest, and a baby and a toddler are hospitalized after being seriously injured in a massive rollover crash that closed Highway 4 early Thursday morning.

The two children were flown to Children's Hospital in Oakland. One is a three-year-old who has major head injuries, the other is an infant who was also injured but less severely.

The driver of the vehicle is 23-year-old Nicole Berry of Pittsburg who has been taken to John Muir Hospital in Walnut Creek for head injuries and placed under arrest for suspicion of drunk driving.

CHP officers arrived at the scene on Highway 4 and Somersville Road at about 1:30 this morning. The SUV crumpled after flipping over with four adults and two children inside. Only the children were ejected. The CHP confirms that had the children been properly secured in the vehicle, they would not have been ejected.

"It was a solo vehicle traveling westbound on Highway 4, west of Somersville and it lost control and overturned several times," said Ofc. Alexander, C.H.P..

Highway 4 was temporarily closed, but has since been reopened.


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