Crash downs power lines, shuts down Point Reyes Petaluma Blvd.

September 7, 2013 1:50:08 PM PDT
A busy roadway in unincorporated Marin County near Novato is closed due to downed power lines from an earlier crash that caused multiple injuries, according to a California Highway Patrol officer.

Around 9:10 a.m., a car drove into a power pole near the intersection of Point Reyes Petaluma Road and Novato Boulevard, bringing power lines down across the roadway, CHP Officer Andrew Barclay said.

A bicyclist was apparently struck by the car during the crash and a second cyclist appears to have fallen after colliding with a downed power line, according to the CHP.

The cyclists and the driver of the car were taken to hospitals with minor to moderate injuries, according to the CHP.

A roughly three-mile stretch of Point Reyes Petaluma Road between Novato Boulevard and McEvoy Ranch was shut down due to the downed power lines and crash scene, according to the CHP.

Barclay said there was no estimate for when the roadway would reopen and advised motorists to avoid the area.


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