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Three Cars Collide on 41st Avenue in Capitola

No one was seriously injured, but a passenger was taken to Dominican Hospital for a pain complaint.

A traffic accident involving three cars and several parked vehicles occurred at approximately 12:45 p.m. Friday, on the ocean-bound side of 41st Avenue near the intersection of Jade Street.

According to California Highway Patrol Officer Brian Samms, a Volvo pulled out in front of traffic and caused a Toyota Sequoia to swerve and hit a Honda Fit and then flip over. Some parked cars also got hit as a result of the accident. 

A passenger riding in the Sequoia was transported to Dominican Hospital complaining of pain, although Samms reported no visible injuries. No other injuries were reported.

“It's pretty unusual to have a vehicle flip over on 41st," Samms said. “It could have been a lot worse, all things considered.”

The incident is not under criminal investigation, although there is an investigation into a possible role an "uneven pavement" sign may have played in causing the accident. 

Both directions of traffic on 41st were blocked between Jade Street and Brommer Avenue for nearly an hour, with police and fire crews helping to divert traffic to established detours.

Traffic is running smoothly now.

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