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Two Men Survive When Car Falls Onto Freeway

The vehicle fell 25 feet from a freeway overpass and landed on its roof.

Bay City News Service—A driver and passenger suffered only minor injuries in a car that fell 25 feet from a freeway overpass and landed in the westbound lanes of interstate Highway 80 in Pinole, a fire battalion chief said this morning.

Emergency responders were called just after midnight to westbound Highway 80 near the Appian Way exit after receiving reports of the crash, according to Pinole Fire Battalion Chief Brian Lowry.

Arriving crews found a Dodge Durango on its roof blocking the freeway's two right-hand lanes.

Investigators learned that the car had been traveling south on the Appian Way overpass when it crashed through a concrete overpass guardrail and fell about 25 feet onto its roof, Lowry said.

The fall partially collapsed the car's passenger compartment. However, the driver, a 20-year-old Concord man, and his passenger, another Concord man, 21, were both able to exit the car without any help and suffered only minor injuries.

Emergency responders treated the men at the scene and an air ambulance that had been called to the scene was cancelled.

Pinole police are investigating what caused the collision.

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SalthePlumber November 13, 2012 at 12:25 AM
Hey Alex. When is the Patch going to bring Rob Shea back? The Pinole Patch had become a real community asset, then you watered it down to the Pinole-Hercules Patch and it has become somewhat of a moribund shadow of itself. The Patch had something good and then let the air out. What gives?
Bigmike November 13, 2012 at 05:19 AM
Check out the hole that is blasted through that concrete rail...Appian Way over-crossing South bound. Those kids are lucky to be alive.......
dagwood November 19, 2012 at 12:06 PM
lucky to be alive. injuries to one, and recovering slowly.
DD November 26, 2012 at 11:25 PM
my friend and I were in the car that was rear-ended because of those Concord guys I am still in so much pain but I THANK GOD WE ARE ALL ALIVE. Thanksgiving has and will have a whole new meaning! THANKYOU HEAVENLY FATHER, JESUS CHRIST, and the HOLY SPIRIT the blessings are endless!
None November 27, 2012 at 03:02 AM
When is the Patch going to bring Rob Shea back? It was a better local blog when he was here, why the change? Now, we get a response from anywhere and nothing local. I always thought it had to do with local activities.

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