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PHOTOS: Fence Suspends Truck Above Canal After Crash

One driver was injured in a two-vehicle wreck at Fifth Avenue and Hetherton, where a chain link fence stopped one vehicle from plunging into a canal.

Two pickup trucks collided in a downtown San Rafael intersection Monday afternoon, leaving one driver complaining of pain, authorities said.

Witnesses told police that the driver of a red Dodge pickup ran a red light at Fifth Avenue and Hetherington Street while heading eastbound on Fifth. The Dodge hit a Chevrolet almost right where Fifth Avenue goes under Highway 101.

Both trucks ended up crashing into a chain-link fence and pointing nose-down into the area directly under the highway. Traffic was temporarily slowed in the area as police officials closed multiple lanes on Hetherton and part of Fifth Avenue.  

Paramedics treated the Chevy driver for pain and transported her to a local hospital.

San Rafael firefighters used chainsaws and worked with tow truck operators to pull the pickups back onto the street. Several people stood nearby, with phones out, taking photos of the incident. 

 

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J D Harris February 05, 2013 at 06:39 PM
Betcha anything the red light runner was talking or texting on a cell phone.
Aaron Banks September 11, 2013 at 10:37 AM
It's a good thing he didn't hit a chain link fence in Vancouver. I heard there is a hefty fine for that. I wouldn't want to get caught up in that mess regardless. http://raybernerectors.com

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