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Major Accident In Sonoma County

Eight people were injured today in an accident involving a big rig in Sonoma County.

The California Highway Patrol says a van carrying eight people plowed into the side of a big rig at about 6:00 a.m. The van´s driver was apparently trying to pass the truck as the big rig´s driver was making a left turn.

Wayne Ziese, of CHP, says the people in the van were on their way to work.

Three of the van´s occupants were critically injured. Five have major injuries. They´ve been taken to four different hospitals in Sonoma County.

Ziese says it appears the van´s driver was illegally passing through an intersection.