I-580 ramp reopened after hit-and-run downed poles

The connector ramp from westbound Interstate Highway 580 to Interstate Highway 980 has been reopened today following a vehicle collision that left fallen light poles in the roadway, California Highway Patrol Officer Sam Morgan said.

The poles were knocked down by a vehicle collision that occurred at about 1 p.m. today, Morgan said.

A vehicle driving westbound on Highway 580 was sideswiped by a vehicle resembling a Dodge Durango, causing one of the vehicles to hit a light pole, Morgan said.

The light pole came down across two lanes of traffic and blocked the westbound Interstate 580 to Interstate 980 connector ramp, Morgan said.

Another light pole was subsequently knocked down by one of the vehicles, causing the pole to fall across the right lane of the connector ramp from westbound Interstate 580 to eastbound state Highway 24, according to Morgan.

The vehicle resembling a Dodge Durango was seen fleeing the accident, which is being investigated by the CHP as a hit and run, Morgan said.

A Sig-alert issued at 1:15 p.m. was canceled at about 2:30 p.m. after the poles and other debris were cleared, according to the CHP.

One person reported minor injuries from the collision, Morgan said.

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