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Alcohol suspected in two-car crash on Foothills

By: Staff report
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Roseville police say a suspected drunk driver caused a two-car collision on Foothills Boulevard Friday night that sent the driver and her passenger to the hospital with serious injuries.

At 7:40 p.m., a Roseville police officer driving north on Foothills Boulevard saw a speeding car traveling southbound on the road, according to a police department press release.  The officer made a U-turn in order to get behind the car, a 1997 Toyota Avalon four-door sedan, but by the time he made the turn, the Toyota sedan had collided with a 1990 Dodge van that was making a right turn out of a shopping center onto southbound Foothills.  The sedan spun and traveled up onto a landscaping embankment in front of the shopping center.

The driver of the Toyota sedan, a 23-year-old woman from Sacramento, was taken to the hospital by ambulance with life-threatening injuries.  Her passenger, a 19-year-old man from Sacramento, was also taken to the hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries.  The driver of the van, a 59-year-old man from Rancho Cordova, didn’t report being injured.

Alcohol is a suspected factor in the collision.  The collision shut down the southbound lanes of Foothills Boulevard between McAnally Drive for several hours while members of the Roseville Police Department’s Major Accident Investigation Team examined the scene.