SANTA ROSA - An 86-year-old Belmont man was taken to a hospital for observation after his Chevrolet Suburban flipped end-over-end on U.S. Highway 101 in Santa Rosa this morning, a California Highway Patrol officer said.

James Cole Jr. was driving the 2014 Suburban at 65 mph in the No. 4 lane of northbound Highway 101 south of Hearn Avenue around 10:30 a.m., CHP Officer Jon Sloat said.

When a white sedan changed lanes and cut off the Suburban, Cole swerved to the right to avoid the sedan and struck a guardrail, Sloat said.

The Suburban then flipped end-over-end and over the guardrail and landed on its left side, Sloat said.

Cole appeared uninjured but was taken to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital for observation, Sloat said.

The two right lanes of the highway were closed for an hour while crews removed the SUV, Sloat said.



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