Man walks away from Highway 101 rollover crash in Petaluma
Published: Friday, May 11, 2012 at 11:40 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, May 11, 2012 at 3:35 p.m.
A sedan traveling on Highway 101 Friday afternoon in southern Petaluma reportedly flipped and landed on the highway, backing up traffic and possibly contributing to a subsequent, nearby crash, reported the CHP.
An ambulance was called but details about injuries weren't initially available.
CHP officers were responding to both crashes, which occurred in southbound lanes near the Petaluma River Bridge, just south and north of Petaluma Boulevard South.
The initial crash was at about 2:30 p.m. A gold-colored sedan flipped but landed on its wheels in the slow lane, according to initial reports.
A man was seen leaving the car and and walking up a nearby hill toward a residential area, witnesses told officers.
About 30 minutes later the man was stopped by Petaluma police officers while walking on Petaluma Boulevard South.
Minutes after the first crash, a second crash was reported in southbound lanes, attributed preliminarily to rubberneckers.
At least one lane was blocked from the collisions.
A crash reported late Friday morning on Highway 101 near Windsor involving a flipped pickup resulted in minor injuries, reported the CHP.
That pickup driver lost control on the highway just south of Windsor River Road at about 11:20 a.m.
The CHP reported one lane was blocked temporarily due to the crash.
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