4 Injured After Van Nearly Hits Car, Crashes into Traffic Pole; Driver Arrested


The white van rolled over to the divider when it crashed into another car and then a power pole. (Credit: MPB Media)

SOUTH SACRAMENTO — Four people sustained major injuries after a speeding van swerved to avoid a car then crashed into a traffic pole Friday night near the intersection of Florin Road and Stockton Boulevard.

According to Sgt. Sean Kent, the GMC van’s 54-year-old driver was speeding down Stockton Boulevard when it ran through a red light. The driver then narrowly avoided a Toyota Prius turning left onto Florin Road and struck a traffic pole. His van flipped, landing near the center of the roadway.

Officers later conducted a DUI investigation of the driver and arrested him.

No one involved in the crash is in critical condition at this time.