FREMONT -- Three people, including a 4-year-old girl who suffered major injuries, were hurt in an early Monday head-on crash in the Cameron Hills neighborhood and police suspect both drivers were drinking.
Emergency crews responded at 12:15 a.m. to Osgood Road near Blacow Road for a report of a two-car wreck, said police spokeswoman Geneva Bosques.
A 33-year-old Fremont woman was driving a silver Honda Civic south on Osgood Road when she veered into the northbound lanes and slammed into a silver Toyota Camry, police said.
The woman was about one block from her home when the crash took place and had her 4-year-old daughter buckled into a car seat, but police said it was not anchored to the back seat.
The girl suffered life-threatening injuries and was taken to Children's Hospital Oakland, where she remained in critical condition on Monday, Bosques said. Her mother was transported to a hospital in critical condition but was later upgraded to stable condition, Bosques said.
Officers smelled alcohol on the woman at the scene, Bosques said. As of Monday evening, the woman had not been arrested pending toxicology results, Bosques said.
The driver of the Camry, a 30-year-old Fremont man, suffered minor injuries to his legs and was taken to a hospital, but later released and cited for drunken driving. The man told officers that he had been drinking alcohol before he drove, Bosques said.
A witness told police the woman was driving about 50 to 60 mph before the crash, he said.
The roadway was shut down for several hours but reopened about 6:45 a.m.
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