Subaru Outback in the middle of a chain-reaction crash on Napa Road

A 2011 Subaru Outback ended up in the ditch off Napa Road on Monday, March 8, when the driver of a 2018 Jeep Wranger rear-ended the car, which then clipped a 2017 Audi Q5 on its way down the embankment into a tree, according to officer Marc Renspurger of the Napa CHP.

The Wrangler sustained significant damage to its front end, but both it and the Audi could be driven away from the scene of the 2:57 p.m. accident, just west of Arrowhead Mountain Road in eastern Sonoma Valley. However the Subaru bore the brunt of the chain-reaction collision and had to be towed from the scene. Its driver was taken to Queen of the Valley Medical Center by a Sonoma Valley fire department ambulance when the woman complained of pain, but she apparently did not suffer serious injury.

Initial reports said a fourth vehicle had been involved but Renspurger could not confirm that. He said no citations were issued as there was no law enforcement witness to the collision, but implied that dealing with automobile insurance was punishment enough.

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