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Car Careens Down Embankment, but Driver OK

Driver of Honda Civic ended up near train tracks off North Redwood Boulevard.

A woman escaped serious injuries when her car careened down an embankment and landed upright near a major Novato intersection Tuesday morning, according to the Novato Fire District.

The car, a red Honda Civic hatchback, ended up near the railroad tracks just east of North Redwood Boulevard and just north of San Marin Drive.

At about 8 a.m., the driver — a woman in her 20s — struck the bumper of a late-model Audi while trying to make a right turn from San Marin Drive onto Redwood Boulevard, said Novato police Lt. Jennifer Welch. The collision caused the Honda to run off the road at North Redwood and down a steep embankment.

The woman did not sustain visible injuries but was transported to a nearby hospital just to get checked out, Novato Fire Captain Scott Freedman said. She will be referred to traffic court for a traffic violation, Welch added.

The car sustained light damage to the passenger side and a broken window, Freedman said. The car, an early 1990s model, did not appear to be equipped with an airbag.

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Jerome J Ghigliotti Jr November 27, 2012 at 07:28 PM
She wanted to be sure to get a parking space for SMART.
Will Lamers November 28, 2012 at 04:51 PM
Great comment!

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