Driver Removed from Wrecked SUV, Highway Still Blocked

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An accident near Watt Avenue in eastbound lanes is causing traffic to backup all the way to Howe Avenue.


It took 20 minutes to rescue a driver from inside their SUV after it hit a Cal Trans truck.

The SUV was then hit by a pickup truck along eastbound Highway 50, near Watt Avenue.

The rescued driver has serious injuries, the pickup driver was hurt but should be ok.

CalTrans says their driver is also ok.

Crews are able to open at least one lane of eastbound traffic at this time, however the backup is about three miles.

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