Chain Reaction Crash Leaves College President Seriously Injured

A chain-reaction crash along the westbound lanes of Highway 50 on Monday, August 12th in Sacramento has left the Sacramento City College President seriously injured.

Fox 40 in Sacramento reports that Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg said in a statement to the media that Sacramento City College President, Michael Gutierrez, 50, was among those who were injured in the crash.

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) said that the accident involved multiple vehicles. It happened during the morning commute at approximately 8:30 a.m. when a 2003 Ford in the far left lane of Highway 50 collided with a 2017 Toyota that had stopped for traffic near Harbor Boulevard. The collision led to two additional vehicles becoming involved in a chain-reaction crash.

Authorities say that Gutierrez was in the Toyota at the time of the crash. Emergency crews rushed him to UC Davis Medical Center, and he was listed with severe injuries in the intensive care unit. Officials believe he will be removed from intensive care soon.

The Twitter account for Mayor’s Office later issued a tweet:

“Our thoughts and prayers are with President Michael Gutierrez and his family as he recovers from serious injuries sustained in a car accident Monday,”

Michael Gutierrez became President of Sacramento City College in 2017and came to the College from Texas where he has been involved in higher education for 25 years.

The CHP has not released any further information about the crash, and it remains under investigation.

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