A major city intersection was closed more than six hours Sunday morning as emergency crews cleared a suspected DUI accident that saw one vehicle split in half.
The driver of the vehicle responsible for the accident — who is suspected to have been intoxicated — was taken to an area hospital for treatment of major injuries, police said.
The three people in the vehicle she collided with were able to walk away from the scene virtually unscathed, said Sgt. Chris Jacobson of the Lodi Police Department.
"The person in the rear passenger seat was able to just unbuckle her belt and walk away," he said, "even though the front part of the vehicle was completely separated, except for part of a cargo net stuck to the two pieces."
Officers responded to the intersection of Lower Sacramento Road and Kettleman Lane shortly after 12:10 a.m. Sunday. When they arrived, a 1994 Pontiac Bonneville was cut in half in the intersection and a 2011 Chevrolet Corvette lay on its top more than 700 feet away.
"We have multiple witnesses saying the driver of the Corvette was driving well over 100 mph," Jacobson said.
The driver of the Corvette, a 53-year-old Lodi woman, is in serious condition, police said. She sustained major head injuries and lost one of her hands in the accident, Jacobson said.
Three Sacramento residents in their 20s were in the Bonneville, police said. Two were taken to Lodi Memorial Hospital with minor injuries.
The accident took place as the Corvette was driving south on Lower Sacramento Road at a high rate of speed and struck the Bonneville, which was headed north on Lower Sacramento Road and making a left onto Kettleman, Jacobson said.
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