Wrong-Way Crash on Interstate 80 Left Three Injured

SACRAMENTO, CA (December 13, 2021) – Three people suffered injuries in a fiery head-on collision on Interstate 80 early Tuesday morning.

According to reports, a suspected impaired driver of a BMW sedan was traveling in the wrong direction on southbound Interstate 5 around 1:30 a.m.

Eventually, the wrong-way driver struck a semi-truck head-on. The big-rig driver swerved into the center divider while the sedan drifted to the right-hand shoulder.

A passenger in the big-rig suffered only minor injuries, while the driver of the truck remain unharmed. Medics say a total of three people suffered injuries. Although, authorities have not yet released their identities.

Furthermore, a portion of Interstate 5 was closed during cleanup and preliminary duties, but has since reopened.

Authorities later arrested the BMW driver for DUI. In addition, paramedics transported him to the hospital with major injuries.

No further details regarding the collision are public at this time. However, more information will be provided once made available.

One small driving mistake can lead to a car accident. This is why it is important to drive defensively and always abide by all driving laws. Keep your attention on the road, follow the speed limit, and never drive under the influence of altering substances.


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