News in Brief: Elderly woman suffers major injuries in car crash

MARTINEZ, Calif. – A woman suffered major injuries Tuesday afternoon when her vehicle veered from Highway 4 and traveled down an embankment, according to California Highway Patrol (CHP) officials.

Around 1 p.m. officers responded to a crash on eastbound Highway 4, near McEwen Road in unincorporated Contra Costa County.

Upon arrival, CHP crews found a 72-year-old Rodeo, California, woman trapped in her car, which had crashed into a tree after traveling down the embankment. Crews were able to extricate her from the vehicle and she was taken to John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek, suffering from major but non-life-threatening injuries.

No other vehicles were involved in the crash. The accident is still under investigation.

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