At around 11:45 am Sunday, a driver veered off the roadway on Empire Ave in the City of Oakley and struck a tree while driving through a fence before crashing into a backyard.
There was significant damage to the backyard, the vehicle, and destroyed a fence, however, the driver was able to self extricate and was okay after the incident.
According to Oakley Police, they stated witnesses explained they believed the driver was going the speed limit before veering onto the sidewalk before coming to a crash in a backyard. No one was home at the time of the crash. Drugs or alcohol appear not to be a factor in the crash and this was simply an accident.
The incident shut down one lane of northbound Empire Ave just after Laurel Road. Fire and AMR were not requested to the scene.
No further details were related.