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Novato is the most northern place in Marin County, around 30 miles north of San Francisco. Novato has low population density and 3,600 acres of open space and parks which makes it a great place for nature lovers to live or visit.

Novato is a hiking and mountain biking haven. 1,558 foot high Mt. Burdell provides breathtaking views. Novato has two public golf courses, a 16,000 square foot skate park and a network of 27 oak-studded parks.

Novato's 139 acre Stafford Lake Park is a major draw for visitors and residents alike, to fish, hike, bike or day camp. Bird watchers and wildlife observers are drawn to Scottsdale Marsh, Deer Island Preserve and Pacheco Pond Wildlife Area. A bit north of Novato is the 900 acre Olompali State Park.

Novato's history dates back to 1300 when Miwok Native Americans lived in villages at the base of Mount Burdell.

This rich history is honored at two Novato sites: the Marin Museum of the American Indian and Olompali State Park. The latter is the site of the first Spanish colonial house believed to have been built in Marin County.


Did you get hit at one of these Novato intersections involving Redwood Boulevard?

  • Redwood Boulevard and Industrial Way
  • Redwood Boulevard and Mirabella Avenue
  • Redwood Boulevard and Elm Drive

These are three of the top crash intersections in Novato.

Following close behind are these Grant Avenue intersections, one of which intersects with Redwood Boulevard:

  • Grant Avenue and Redwood Boulevard
  • Grant Avenue a half block from Third Street to Fourth Street, and the next half block from Fourth Street to Fifth Street

A lot of crashes also happen along Novato's First Street, at these intersections, one of which crosses Grant Avenue:

  • First Street and Grant Avenue
  • First Street and Industrial Way
  • First Street and Mirabella Avenue
  • First Street and Elm Drive

Novato Boulevard/South Novato Boulevard from Sutro Avenue/San Marin Drive to 101 are Novato arterials.

Arterials are roads that bring traffic to and from neighborhoods. Arterials can also be accident prone because they're high traffic.

If you were injured at any of the above Novato, intersections, or anywhere else in Novato, it's a good idea to hire an experienced and knowledgeable Novato auto accident personal injury attorney. I am Renée Yvonne Gardner and I fight accident and injury cases. I have been the voice of injured clients for 15 years. I have dedicated my career to fighting for people who get injured in Novato and its surrounding areas.

Novato personal injury clients, please call me at (408) 214-5555 or here:

When it comes to getting hurt in a Novato traffic crash, UC Berkeley's Transportation Injury Mapping System tells the story of how people suffer Novato injuries. Many (39.2%) Novato crashes happen on the highway. Speed plays a big role - 32.69% of all crashes involved someone who was speeding!

If you got hurt in Novato, I can help. Here are some of the Novato crash types that I can handle:

Now, more from the Transportation Injury Mapping System. I pulled some more information for the five year period from 2015 to 2019.
The takeaway:

Many Novato crashes happen on the highway, and most Novato accidents are rear-enders. Speeding is frequently involved.

The details:

In Novato, here are the number and type of crashes from 2015 to 2019:

  • Total Crashes • 827
  • Deaths • 9
  • Injured • 1,105


  • Highway Crashes • 327 • 39.5%
  • Pedestrians • 60 • 7.3%
  • Bicycles • 56 • 6.8%
  • Motorcycles • 105 • 12.7%
Type of Novato Crash
Number of Accidents
of Total 
Rear End 280 33.86%
Broadside 148 17.90%
Hit Object 147 17.78%
Sideswipe 75 9.07%
Other 61 7.38%
Vehicle/Ped. 55 6.65%
Head-On 29 3.51%
Overturned 27 3.26%
Not Stated 5 0.60%
Traffic law broken in Novato
Number of Times
Percentage of
total crashes
Unsafe Speed 270 32.69%
Improper Turning 127 15.38%
Automobile Right of Way 104 12.59%
DUI or Bicycle Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drug      82 9.93%
Unsafe Lane Change 54 6.54%
Traffic Signals and Signs 36 4.36%
Pedestrian Right of Way 30 3.63%
Other Than Driver (or Pedestrian) 30 3.63%
Following Too Closely 18 2.18%
Unsafe Starting or Backing 18 2.18%
Wrong Side of Road 17 2.06%
Pedestrian Violation 13 1.57%
Unknown 9 1.09%
Other Hazardous Violation 8 0.97%
Improper Passing 4 0.48%
Other Improper Driving 4 0.48%
Hazardous Parking 2 0.24%

Marin County Superior Court
3501 Civic Center Drive
San Rafael, CA 94903-4112

If you were injured in a Novato accident, please contact me for a free consultation at (408) 214-5555 or here: message me here.

Here are just some of the injuries I handle in Novato and the surrounding areas:

Here is the contact information for the Novato Police Department in case you need to reach them regarding the accident:

Novato Police Department
909 Machin Ave.
Novato, CA 94945-3233
Non-emergency: (415) 897-1122

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If you got hurt in Novato and need a good attorney now, who will fight for you, please call me now at (408) 214-5555 or send me a message send me a message.

Let's talk about your case - the consultation is free.

My name is Renée Yvonne Gardner

I am a Novato personal injury attorney, founder, owner and attorney of Gardner Law, a Novato personal auto accident and injury law office. 

I represent people with personal injury and wrongful death cases in Marin county

Source for Novato accident data: Transportation Injury Mapping System (TIMS), Safe Transportation Research and Education CenterUniversity of California, Berkeley. 2021

Call Renée Today

For one-on-one and personalized representation in serious personal injury auto accidents, wrongful death auto accidents, consumer protection or "cleaning" your criminal record, call (408) 214-5555 or fill out my contact form.