UPDATE: Drake High Student Involved in Accident that Sends One to Hospital

The eastbound lanes of Sir Francis Drake Blvd. were closed near Drake High School for roughly 30 minutes Monday morning.


UPDATE: 9:11 a.m. An accident that sent one person to the hospital snarled traffic on Sir Francis Drake Blvd. during the Monday morning commute.

The accident occurred at the intersection of Sir Francis Drake Blvd. and Drake High School, San Anselmo Police Corporal Sethi Jervan told Patch.

A Drake High School student, who was driving a Chevy pickup truck with a male juvenile in the passenger seat, was waiting in a westbound lane at a traffic light to turn left into the Drake High School parking lot.

When the light turned yellow, the pickup diver assumed the oncoming car, a Ford Focus traveling on eastbound Sir Francis Drake Blvd., was going to stop and turned into the path of the Ford, Jervan said.

The driver of the Ford Focus, a female in her early 20s, didn’t stop. The vehicles collided and the passenger in the Ford Focus, another female in her early 20s, was transported the Marin General Hospital with complaint of plain, according to Jervan. 

The eastbound lanes were closed for roughly 30 minutes, backing traffic up into Fairfax during the morning commute times, according to users on Twitter


UPDATE: 8:44 a.m. All lanes on Sir Francis Drake Blvd. are now open, according to the San Anselmo Police Department. 


ORIGINAL: The San Anselmo Police sent out an advisory message Monday morning, at 8:13 a.m., that all eastbound lanes in the 1300 block of Sir Francis Drake Blvd. are closed due to a vehicle accident involving an injury.

Drivers are advised to take alternate routes. 

Check back for updates. 

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David Edmondson November 19, 2012 at 04:48 PM
According to rider reports, GGT is rerouting some buses out of Fairfax to avoid the crash. The effected routes would be the Eastbound/Southbound 23, 24, and 29. That could mean delays downstream and possibly missed stops along SFD. Unknown if they're using the old light rail pads at Yolanda, Lansdale, and Pastori as bus stops, so it might be a good idea to get to the Hub. Depending on conditions in an hour, Marin Transit may also reroute the 68. Maybe it's a good time to be on a bike...
Jessica Mullins November 19, 2012 at 05:17 PM
Thanks for always being on top of public transit, David! This is great information for readers.
David Edmondson November 19, 2012 at 05:42 PM
No problem! Just keep following #NorthBayTransit (and ignore the disgruntled college students in North Bay, Ontario) and you'll get all that.
John Ferguson November 20, 2012 at 01:38 AM
I was on my bike this morning and wondered what all the traffic was about. What's Drake doing open this week? I thought school was out for everybody, although it could have been extracurricular activity..


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