There were two major accidents in Walnut Creek on Sunday.
The first occured at 5:32 a.m., when a juvenile returning home from his senior ball lost control of his car, drove over the median of Ygnacio Valley Road and hit a power pole. The car then crossed over the other side of the road before it struck a fence of a home on Venado Camino, according to Walnut Creek police.
Police closed Ygnacio Valley in both directions for an hour until the power lines could be repaired.
Police say the driver had been drinking and was intoxicated at the time of the accident. He was not hurt, but was arrested for DUI and booked before being released to his parents. There was no one else in the car.
A second accident, this one in Rossmoor, resulted in injuries.
According to police, a car on Stanley Dollar Drive lost control and veered off the road and onto the sidewalk at 12:21 p.m. The car hit a pedestrian. Police say both lived nearby, and both were taken to the hospital with injuries. The pedestrian's injuries were said to be serious.
Police said alcohol is not believed to be a factor in this incident. The cause is still under investigation.
A Rossmoor pedestrian death was a focus of a report issued last week by the Center for Investiative Reporting.