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Bystanders pull woman from car after fiery crash

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An overturned vehicle caught fire on Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021, after a crash north of Santa Rosa. (Sonoma County Fire Department / Facebook)

Matt Pera

The Press Democrat

A 68-year-old woman trapped inside her car was freed by bystanders following a crash Sunday night north of Santa Rosa, officials said.

The crash happened at about 6:30 p.m. on Fulton Road near the intersection with the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit tracks just south of River Road, according to the Sonoma County Fire District.

The woman, who was the only person inside the silver Subaru Forester, made an “unsafe turning maneuver” and drove into a power pole, said California Highway Patrol Officer David deRutte.

The crash damaged the pole and a transformer, he said.

People who heard the crash called 911 and rushed over to help the woman, officials said.

When firefighters arrived, the car was on fire and the woman had already been pulled from the wreckage, said Sonoma County Fire Marshal Cyndi Foreman.

The woman had minor injuries and was taken to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, deRutte said.

CHP investigators do not suspect the woman was intoxicated, according to deRutte.

You can reach Staff Writer Matt Pera at matthew.pera@pressdemocrat.com. On Twitter @Matt__Pera.

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