Late Night Nevada City Collision Injures Man
I’m Ed Smith, a Nevada City car accident lawyer. On Thursday, June 8, 2017, an area man was seriously injured in a single-vehicle collision on Highway 49 near Nevada City.
Details of the Nevada City Car Accident
According to preliminary reports from the California Highway Patrol (CHP), the man, a 52-year-old resident of Grass Valley, had been driving south on Highway 49 in a Ford F-250. The man had reportedly been traveling at an unknown speed at about 2:15 in the morning. The car accident happened a short distance south of Old Downieville Highway. The man allegedly performed an unsafe turning maneuver that caused his vehicle to veer off of the highway. Sadly, his vehicle collided with a tree just off of the roadway’s right shoulder.
Reports from CHP indicate that, after the collision with the tree, the vehicle spun forcefully clockwise and ejected the man out of the door of the driver’s side and onto the road. A number of the man’s personal items were also ejected from the cab of the truck. The pickup reportedly came to a stop sideways in the middle of the highway, blocking both center lanes.
CHP officers, as well as personnel from the Grass Valley Fire Department, responded to the incident. When officers arrived, they found the man lying in the road with traumatic injuries.
The man was flown by medical helicopter to the Sutter Roseville Medical Center and officials have reported that he is still in serious condition. The exact nature of the man’s injuries have not yet been revealed.
The CHP is currently conducting an ongoing investigation into the collision. Based on preliminary results of the investigation, CHP believes that the man may have been under the influence of alcohol when the accident happened. The man was arrested at the scene of the accident on DUI charges but was released so that he could receive medical care at the hospital. Speeding may also have been a factor in the collision.
The highway was blocked to traffic for about 30 minutes after the collision occurred. A tow truck was called to remove the pickup truck from the highway and work crews continued working to remove debris until about 3:00 a.m. No other vehicles or persons were involved in the accident.
Nevada City Car Accident Lawyer & Personal Injury Attorney
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