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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015 3B LAW ORDER CHP REPORT The following incidents are submitted bythe Quincy Area California Highway Patrol as a tenta tive summary pending the conclusion of the 'investigation(s). Highway 70, Jan. 22 At approximately 8:27 a.m. Annette Peters, 51, of Magalia, was driving her 2004 Honda Pilot at a stated speed of 50 mph. She was traveling eastbound on Highway 70, ~west of Paxton Road. Peters allowed her Honda to drift to the right, out of the eastbound lane. As the car entered the dirt shoulder, she made a turning movement to the left in an attempt to re-enter the eastbound roadway. The vehicle veered into the westbound lane. The driver then made a hard turning movement to the right, which caused her car to exit the south edge of the highway and become airborne. The car ultimately collided with rocks and dead trees and began a rollover sequence. Eventually the Honda came to rest on its wheels in the East Branch North Fork Feather River south of Highway 70 facing east. The driver climbed out of her vehicle and was assisted up the embankment by a passerby. She was wearing her safety belt and suffered minor injuries as a result of the collision. Highway 70, Jan. 25 Ethan Skemp, 20, of Quincy, was driving his black 2014 Dodge Charger eastbound on Highway 70, east of Dotta Guidici Road. His speed was approximately 85 mph. About 11:25 a.m. he made an unsafe turning movement to the right and lost control of the vehicle. The car traveled across the eastbound lane and south shoulder. The front of the Chmrger struck a raised cement cullvert. The impact caused the Quincy Fire Department personnel transport 53-year-old Cheryl L. Johnson from the scene of a rollover accident Tuesday morning, Jan. 27, on Bucks Lake Road. Johnson, who suffered serious injuries in the crash, had to be extricated from the Toyota Tacoma pickup she was driving. The Meadow Valley woman was taken to Plumas District Hospital. A 4-year-old passenger in the vehicle was not injured. Photo by Kevin Mallory sedan to roll over onto its top. Streetman, 42, of Spring Creek, The vehicle came to rest, on its Nevada, was driving a white top, facing north. 2000 Ford F150 westbound on After the collision, SkempHighway 70 approaching exited the Dodge and waited for Massack at a stated speed of 40 help. He was uninjured, mph. As he traversed a curve to his left the driver lost Highway 70, at Rock Creek control of the truck. Dam, Jan. 26 The vehicle traveled from An accident occurred the westbound lane into the involving a four people in a eastbound lane, and across the white 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt. At south shoulder toward a large about 9 a.m. Denise Ginger, 20, dirt berm. The Ford traveled was driving with three up the berm as it began to roll passengers, all of Greenville. over. The truck rolled She was traveling eastbound completely over and landed on on Highway 70 at a stated speed its wheels on the south of 50 mph. shoulder, but momentum At Rock Creek Dam the carried the truck over the driver saw some rocks in the embankment. The Ford slid roadway across both lanes of down the embankment toward traffic. She was unable to stop Greenhorn Creek and came to in time to avoid a collision. The rest on its wheels facing west. Cobalt struck a rock, which Streetrnan was wearing his punctured a hole in its oil pan. seat belt. He was not injured Ginger pulled the car ontoduring the collision. the south shoulder and waited for assistance. All parties in Bucks Lake Road, Jan. 27 the vehicle were wearing their About 7:58 a.m. Cheryl seat belts. No one was injured. Johnson, 53, of Meadow Valley, was driving her husband's Highway 70, west of Springgreen 1998 Toyota Tacoma Garden Overhead, Jan. 26 eastbound on Bucks Lake The roadway was icy in this Road, just east of Riverdance location at 2:35 a.m. Shawn Equestrian. Her speed was about 40 - 45 mph. She was under the influence of prescription medication, according to the CHP report Patches of thin layers of ice dotted the rofid. This condition is normal for the time of year and time of day. The Plumas County Road Department had been out previously and had deposited aggregate material on the roadway to afford passing traffic better traction Passing traffic had dispersed the aggregate material to the shoulders and center of the road. BLOTTER, from page 2B the parking lot while he was working. Wednesday, Jan. 21 Car in the river The California Highway Patrol responded to a report of a vehicle in the river on Highway 70 about 2 miles west of Paxton. The female driver was able to escape the vehicle that was partially submerged. Another driver stopped to help the woman up the embankment. Thewoman was not injured but was very cold. She was transported to Plumas District Hospital as a precaution. Hit and run A man on East Sierra Avenue in Portola said his van was hit by another car that left the scene. Just testing A caller reported a male and female were driving recklessly around Crescent while going around corners. A second caller identified a green Blazer that was spinning out in the street. The caller said the same people had done the same thing the day before. A deputy later contacted the driver, who said he was test-driving the vehicle and agreed to slow down. Thursday, Jan. 22 Unwanted hug A woman in East Quincy said a man violated a restraining order by coming up behind her in a store and putting his arms around her. A deputy responded and arrested the man. Friday, Jan. 23 Dutch seam A woman on Sunset Drive in Portola said she received a scam telephone call from someone telling her she had won a car from the Netherlands. Smoked out A caller on Elm Street in Mills. The caller said the Quincy reported a house was green truck was spinning out on fire. The caller said smoke There are many wonderful ways to contribute your volunteer services in Plumas County and Sierra Coun;y. Pleas: :all :he: Plumas/Sterra Crests Line 1-877-332-2754 or 283-4333 for the information and referrals. A program of Plumas Crisis Intervention & Resource Center Anderlini & McSweeney LLP Terry Anderlini is a Northern California Super Lawyer, a Martindale-Hubbell AV rated attorney and Past President of the State Bar of California. We specialize in litigation including wild fire litigation and serious personal injury cases. Local References Call 650-212-0001 and ask for Terry Anderlini or Chris Andersen was billowing from the house. A sergeant who arrived on the scene was told by the owner that he was just lighting his wood stove. The house was fine. Chest pain A caller about halfway up the Sally Peak trail near . Portola reported a 58-year-old male hiker was having chest pain. The man was transported to Eastern Plumas Health Care. Trunk Organizer with an Auto or Home AAA Insurance (~aote. Call us today! Insurance - Travel Membership Bob Phelps Insur lnce Agent Lic #0579096 252-5014 Fax 257-3762, Cell 386-3515 email: 2920 D Main St., Susanville CA Johnson accelerated to approximately 50 - 55 mph and passed the car that was driving in front of her, which was traveling at 40 - 45 mph. Immediately after Johnson completed the passing maneuver, the Tacoma hit a patch of ice and lost traction. The driver 10st control of the truck. The Toyota initially swerved off of the roadway and onto the south shoulder. Johnson tried to regain control by steering to the left, but she overcorrected. This overcorrection sent the vehicle into an uncontrollable counterclockwise yaw. The Tacoma then slid across both lanes of traffic and onto the north shoulder. The truck went down a slight embankment (right side leading) and collided with a dirt embankment at the west side of a primitive driveway leading to an agricultural field. The impact'caused the vehicle to roll over. The Toyota came to rest on its left side facing northwest on the primitive dr.iveway, north of Bucks Lake Road. A witness to the accident was able to extricate a 4-year-old passenger. He was securely seated in his car seat and uninjured: Quincy Fire Department had to use extrication equipment to free Johnson from the cab of the Tacoma. Despite wearing her seat belt, Johnson received major injuries as a result of this collision. She was treated at Plumas District Hospital, in Quincy. The passenger was not hurt during the collision due in large part to the proper use of his car seat. Highway 89, Jan. 27 Edward Caras, 60, of Stockton, was driving a 2015 International flatbed truck with a load. He was headed northbound on Highway 89, just south of Sierraville. His stated speed was 45 mph. As he proceeded down the grade, he allowed the right side tires to leave the asphalt portion of the road and then continued in the dirt shoulder for over 95 feet before swerving back to the left. Due to the driver's drastic steering maneuver he lost control of the large truck The vehicle spun counterclockwise, crossed the southbound lane and entered the descending dirt embankment. The truck rolled over in the dirt, striking a metal paddle marker and a cedar tree. The driver climbed from the wreckage and waited for CHP assistance. He was treated for minor injuries at Tahoe Forest Hospital in Truckee. A full investigation is in progress. 160 Sq. Ft. Shop {adjacent to o$ r, gggie inuEp.p Ui:cy}, ] I I I Call Helen I W at (530)283-4950 I or (530}394 8459 ........ - |