Crash closes Fifth Street Bridge
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.”
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.