Two people were hospitalized after a three-vehicle crash at a Novato intersection Tuesday night, a official said.
The chain-reaction collision was reported at 6:54 p.m. at the junction of Grant Avenue and Novato Boulevard, right in front of , said Captain Phil Tripp of the Novato Fire District.
A sedan and a pickup truck in line facing westbound and stopped at the stoplight when the pickup was struck from behind by a Subaru station wagon, sending the pickup crashing into the sedan. The truck and station wagon ended up blocking most of the intersection and the sedan rolled ahead about 30 yards before stopping, Sgt. Jay Demski said.
Air bags deployed in all three vehicles and two people — one from the sedan and one from the station wagon — were transported by paramedics to a local hospital, Tripp said. He added that the injuries were not life-threatening.
Demski said the cause of the crash is unknown and an investigation is ongoing.
Westbound traffic on Novato Boulevard was diverted north on Grant and then west on Virginia Avenue for about 30 minutes while first-responders worked at the crash scene. Eastbound traffic could not go north on Grant because of the wreckage.
Four fire units and nine personnel responded, Tripp said.