Early Thursday morning Calistoga road in Santa Rosa played host to not one but two head on collisions that left five people hospitalized.
The first collision happened around 6:25 am near Alpine Rd. According to officials a 30 year old Santa Rosa man was speeding east down Calistoga when his Honda Prelude crossed the double lines coming around a turn and crashed head on into a Ford Focus. The ford focus rolled off the road in to a creek, both men were able to get out of their vehicles, and were taken to the hospital for their injuries.
Just minutes after the road was reopened the second accident occurred around 8:55 am near St Helena. According to the CHP an Australian citizen here on holiday pulled out on to the road and began to drive in the left lane like he would back home. Around the corner came a Ford Mustang driving the opposite way, the two crashed head on. The driver of the Mustang, the passenger, and the Australian man were all taken to the hospital for their injuries.