BRENTWOOD -- A teenage girl critically injured in a four-car wreck on Sunday afternoon was expected to survive her injuries, authorities said Monday.

The 16-year-old girl was one of two people airlifted to an undisclosed hospital after the crash, which happened around 2 p.m. at the intersection of Balfour Road and Walnut Boulevard, Brentwood police Lt. Doug Silva said. The age, gender and condition of the other seriously injured person was not released.

The crash appears to have happened when a green Jeep ran into the back of a white minivan while driving east on Balfour Road, Battalion Chief Jeff Burris of the East Contra Costa County Fire Protection District said. The driver of the jeep and a passenger in the minivan were airlifted to John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek, Burris said.

Two other people in the minivan were taken by ambulance to a hospital with minor injuries, and four people were treated and released at the scene, Burris said.

According to Silva, the jeep appeared to have run into the back of at least one other car. The crash remains under investigation by Brentwood police. It was not known immediately if drugs or alcohol played a factor.

Contact Rick Hurd at 925-984-5660 and follow him at Twitter.com/3rdERH.



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