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Rohnert Park Department of Public Safety
Friday June 14th, 2019 :: 03:44 p.m. PDT


Five Vehicle Collision Shuts Down Golf Course Drive

On Friday afternoon, June 14th, 2019 at about 12:58 PM, the Rohnert Park Department of Public Safety began receiving 911 calls reporting a multiple vehicle collision with injuries on Golf Course Drive near Labath Avenue.  Police and Fire personnel from Rohnert Park Department of Public Safety responded and arrived to find five vehicles involved in the collision and multiple involved parties with injuries.

The California Highway Patrol, Sonoma Life Support, and Sonoma County Fire District also arrived on scene to assist.
The preliminary investigation conducted by Rohnert Park patrol officers indicated that the driver of a BMW was driving westbound on Golf Course Drive when he looked down at his cellular telephone.  He then collided into the back of a vehicle stopped at the red light on Golf Course Drive waiting to make a left turn onto Labath Avenue.  The initial collision set off a chain reaction of rear-end collisions involving other vehicles stopped at the same red light.  A total of five vehicles were involved in the collision.

Golf Course Drive was closed completely in between Dowdell Avenue and Labath Avenue for about an hour while emergency personnel treated the injured and investigated the collision.  There were no serious injuries as a result of the collision, and none of the occupants were transported to the hospital.

Drugs and/or alcohol were not a factor in the collision.  This collision is a reminder of the dangers of distracted driving, and Rohnert Park Public Safety would like to remind drivers to be safe with a phone inside the vehicle as well as the law regarding hands free driving with cell phones.


Rohnert Park Department of Public Safety
City Center Dr
Rohnert Park, CA 94928

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 707-584-2600

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