Crash closes Fifth Street Bridge

Marysville Appeal-Democrat - - LOCAL / MORE LOCAL ON A5 - Story and pho­tos by Kirk Bar­ron

Two men were in­jured in a two-ve­hi­cle crash that closed the Fifth Street bridge Wednes­day af­ter­noon.

The crash hap­pened at about 3:45 p.m. Both lanes were closed un­til af­ter 6:30 p.m. for ac­ci­dent cleanup.

A 1960s-era Ford pickup was un­able to stop in time for slow­ing traf­fic in the east­bound lane, swerved left and jumped the low me­dian, where it was struck by an on­com­ing newer model Chevro­let Sil­ver­ado, ac­cord­ing to ini­tial re­ports, Marysville Po­lice De­part­ment Lt. Chris Sachs said.

Sachs said he did not know the ex­tent of the in­juries to the two men, but both were trans­ported by am­bu­lance to Ride­out Re­gional Med­i­cal Cen­ter. Emer­gency re­spon­ders from the Marysville and Yuba City fire de­part­ments had to cut off the roof of the Ford to get to the driver.

The im­pact from the col­li­sion turned the Ford onto its side and caused so much dam­age it took ad­di­tional time to clean the road­way.

“We had to get all the fuel and trans­mis­sion fluid cleaned up. To pre­vent any ac­ci­dent from hap­pen­ing be­cause of the slick, we re­quested a street sweeper from Yuba City,” Sachs said. “The cab came off the frame, and the frame was so twisted we had to call a sec­ond wrecker to get it se­cured on a flatbed.”

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Emer­gency re­spon­ders from Marysville and Yuba City ex­tri­cate the driver of an over­turned truck onto a stretcher af­ter a two-ve­hi­cle col­li­sion on the Fifth Street bridge at about 3:45 p.m. Wednes­day.

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