What many thought appeared to be a broken water main on Bernal Avenue near the train tracks this afternoon was actually major flooding as the result of a collision, according to Pleasanton Police Lieutenant Brian Laurence.
Laurence says the driver of a Honda CRV, who was driving eastbound on Bernal Avenue, approaching Case Avenue, drove up onto the center median. The driver crossed over the median, striking a fire hydrant, a traffic signal and a Honda Pilot around 1:36 p.m.
Laurence told Patch, via email: "The resulting water and mud flowed underneath the railroad crossing, thereby causing the closure between Old Bernal/Case Ave. on the east and Pleasanton Ave. on the west. The driver of the CRV and her passenger were transported to a local hospital with minor injuries; the driver of the Pilot had complaint of pain only and was not transported."
Due to a traffic collision and necessary clean up work, Bernal Ave. will be closed between Old Bernal and Pleasanton Ave. until approximately 5:00 PM. Laurence says crews hope to have the area cleaned up soon.