NEWARK -- An early morning single-vehicle crash outside Foxwood Townhomes on Friday halved a car and left a person seriously injured, police said.
Alcohol is suspected to be a factor in the crash, police said.
Police and fire crews were dispatched at 12:46 a.m. to the intersection of Newark Boulevard and Fair Avenue for a report of a vehicle collision, said Cmdr. Mike Carroll.
When officers arrived they found a car severed in half, police said. One half was resting in the number two southbound lane of Newark Boulevard and the other half came to rest against the wooden fence of a house in the Foxwood Townhomes.
Police found the car's driver in their seat, unresponsive but with a pulse.
Alameda County Fire arrived and extracted the driver using the Jaws of Life.
An odor of alcohol was present, police said, and paramedics transported the driver to a local trauma center in serious condition to be treated for multiple, unknown injuries.
Neither the age nor the gender of the driver was released.
"The accident is under investigation and it appears alcohol may have been a factor," Carroll said Friday.
The results of a toxicology test are pending, police said.
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