SAN RAFAEL (CBS SF) – A Brinks armored car driver and a guard suffered minor injuries Friday morning when they drove off the side of a rural Marin County road to avoid being struck by a truck hauling a horse trailer, a California Highway Patrol officer said.

The truck was driving east in the 2200 block of Lucas Valley Road near Westgate Drive around 9:40 a.m., CHP Officer Eric Hohmeister said.

At a bend in the road, the westbound truck hauling and trailer drove about two feet over the double-yellow lines and into the eastbound lane, Hohmeister said.

The Brinks truck driver took evasive action by steering to the right and lost control of the truck which drove across the road and struck a cement drainage culvert on the left side of the road, Hohmeister said.

The truck then went down a 50-foot embankment and overturned, landing on its roof, Hohmeister said.

The driver suffered pain in the neck and back and was taken to Marin General Hospital. The guard suffered back and shoulder pain and was treated at the scene and released.

The driver of the truck and trailer did not stop and might not have been aware the Brinks truck crashed off the road, Hohmeister said.

Another Brinks truck responded to the crash to recover the money from the overturned truck, Hohmeister said.

Two tow trucks also responded to remove the overturned Brinks truck, Hohmeister said.

The crash closed Lucas Valley Road between Nicasio Valley Road and Westgate Drive until 4 p.m.

It’s not certain where the Brinks truck was coming from before the crash, but there are banks and businesses in Point Reyes and the Brinks driver might have selected an alternate route, Hohmeister said.

(Copyright 2012 by CBS San Francisco and Bay City News Service. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


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