Car crashes into residential carport, goes over embankment

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No one was injured late Saturday afternoon when the driver of a passenger car lost control of the vehicle, crashing into a residential carport before dropping down a small embankment. 

Several fire crews from the Alameda County Fire Department responded to the emergency, which was reported at 4:24 p.m, according to agency spokesperson Jo Leal. 

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The accident occurred in the 16000 block of Rolando Avenue, near Miramar Avenue and not far Eden Medical Center in Castro Valley. 

Leal said the four-door vehicle knocked down a carport support beam and a utility weatherhead that encased power lines from a utility pole to the residence at the scene of the accident.

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After the car crashed into the carport support, it came to a stop when it went over a slight embankment separating the carport from a neighboring residence. Firefighters rescued the driver, then began shoring up the carport with a temporary support until it could be permanently repaired. 

Leal said the scene remains active. A tow truck is on its way to pull the car out of its precarious position between the two residences. 

PG&E crews are also on the way to make repairs to the power lines that came down after the car knocked down the utility weatherhead.