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.