SAN RAMON – Two adults and three children, one of which was airlifted, are hospitalized following a serious traffic collision on I-680 in San Ramon.
At about 6:20 pm, firefighters from the San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District responded to a report of a vehicle accident on northbound I-680, just south of Bollinger Canyon Road.
Initial reports indicated that multiple people were trapped inside two vehicles on the right hand shoulder. The California Highway Patrol received reports that the accident occurred when a vehicle struck another vehicle stalled on the shoulder or far right lane.
Upon their arrival, firefighters immediately requested that a medical helicopter land on the freeway to airlift an unresponsive child to UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital in Oakland.
Officers from the California Highway Patrol and San Ramon Police worked to shut down the freeway in both north and south directions. A helicopter from REACH Air Medical Services landed nearly 20 minutes later to transport the unresponsive child.
Two ambulances transported two adult patients to John Muir Hospital and another ambulance transported two children to UCSF Benioff Oakland Children’s Hospital.
CHP issued a sig alert for I-680 following the accident.
The conditions of the patients is unknown.
Twitter user Sahil Saboo sent Danville San Ramon Updates a video of the helicopter taking off from I-680. Traffic could be seen at a complete standstill as the helicopter went airborne with a child inside.