Two teenagers engaged in amorous activity while driving were injured on Highway 101 in San Rafael Sunday in a rollover accident so dramatic it caused a second crash less than a minute later, the California Highway Patrol reported Wednesday.A 17-year-old Fairfax boy driving a 2003 Toyota Tacoma told police his 16-year-old female passenger was kissing his neck and fondling him when the accident occurred, the CHP said. The girl, a San Rafael resident, was not wearing a seat belt at the time. Alcohol was not a factor, the CHP said.
“He, being preoccupied at the time, didn’t notice that there was a slower-moving vehicle ahead of him and at the last minute he swerved to avoid hitting the slower-moving vehicle and rolled over,” CHP Officer Mary Ziegenbein said.
The 12:44 a.m. crash near North San Pedro Road triggered a second, two-vehicle wreck, Ziegenbein said.
Fortunately, it appears that, despite the massive inconvenience these two accidents caused, no one was seriously injured.