Monday, February 6, 2017

Richmond police and fire units retrieve overturned car off Crest Road

   POINT RICHMOND - Police and firefighters this morning retrieved an overturned car on the hillside east of Crest Road, near Belvedere.
     The car was about 40 feet off the road and had been reported to police this morning by neighbors.
     No one was found inside the vehicle.
    Richmond Police contacted the owner of the vehicle who said he had driven off the road about 11:30 p.m. Sunday night.
    The rolled-over car's descent was stopped by shrubs growing on the hillside.
    It could have tumbled the rest of the way down the hill, police said, likely resulting in serious injuries for the driver.
    A tow truck retrieved the vehicle by about 9 a.m.
    The name of the driver was not immediately available.
 Story and photos by Laura Paull