Driver suffers major injuries after hitting tree in Antioch

ANTIOCH (KRON) — A driver in Antioch suffered major injuries Thursday afternoon after colliding with a tree, police said.

The incident happened at around 3:16 p.m. at the intersection of Buchanan Road and Del Oro Circle. When officers arrived, they found a car had left the road and hit a tree.

Firefighters pulled the driver out of the vehicle, and he was transported to the hospital with major injuries.

Police said the driver was traveling west on Buchanan when he lost control of the car at a slight bend in the road. He then hit a tree off the roadway, police said.

Police believe speed and the wet weather were factors in the crash. They do not know if alcohol was involved.

Police said the driver is a 20-year-old Antioch resident.

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