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2 Injured in 3-Vehicle Wreck on Novato Boulevard

Cause of chain-reaction crash in front of Our Lady of Loretto Catholic Church unknown, police say.

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.

Kathleen November 30, 2011 at 02:30 PM
I'm glad no one was killed as the Subaru station wagon looked like the whole front end had been pushed into the front seat when we went by the scene. It only takes a second.
Brent Ainsworth November 30, 2011 at 03:52 PM
Thanks, Danny Skarka, for snapping the shots and firing them to me. Good note for everybody: You are invited to share your photos with the entire Patch audience. All you need is a login and password on the site to add shots. Or you can e-mail them to me and I'll handle it. (first scenario preferred!).
Danny Skarka November 30, 2011 at 05:20 PM
Brent, I'm glad you were able to use the pictures. What's the best way to get you pictures from a mobile device? That's usually what I have at times like this. Also, is video an option...helpful?


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