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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