Four people including three firefighters were injured Sunday morning in a series of collisions on eastbound state Highway 24 in Orinda, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The crashes began just before 9 a.m. when a blue Chevy S-10 collided with the concrete center divider east of Wilder Road, according to CHP Sgt. Scott Siria.
The crash triggered a second crash between a tan Toyota Corolla and a silver Honda Civic, that ended with the Civic being pushed into the Chevy. The Corolla stopped on the right shoulder of the freeay.
A fire truck arrived on the scene and stopped in the two right lanes, and then the driver and passenger from the Corolla got into the back of an ambulance, Siria said.
A burgundy Acura Legend then spun out of control and crashed into the stopped fire truck, before stopping in the right lane, near the Corolla.
As the driver of the Acura and three firefighters stood on the right shoulder near the Corolla, a Chevy Tahoe traveling in the left lane spun out of control toward the stopped vehicles, Siria said.
The Tahoe hit the rear of the Corolla, pushing it into the driver of the Acura. The Tahoe then overturned, hitting the three firefighters on the right shoulder, Siria said.
The firefighters, two males ages 42 and 41 and a 36-year-old female, suffered major injuries, as did the driver of the Acura.
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