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413 Wednesday, May 23, 2012 Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter LAW, from page 3B Wednesday, May 16 Accident: In Quincy, a caller reported a single-vehicle rollover on Highway 70 near Roundhouse Road. It was unknown if there were in- juries. PDH and Quincy fire was paged. Unknown malady: In Quincy, a caller requested an ambu- lance for a person who was ill. The call was transferred to PDH. Quincy fire was paged. A deputy responded. Unknown malady: In Loyal- ton, a caller reported that a 2- year-old child had stopped breathing. The call was trans- ferred to EPHC. A Sierra County fire department responded. Miscellaneous Thursday, May 10 Mountain lion: In Greenville, a caller reported that a mountain lion was on her property. The information was transferred to the Cali- fornia Department of Fish and Game. Friday, May 11 Cow: In Loyalton, a caller reported that a large cow was standing in the middle of the road on Highway 49. The call was transferred to the CHP. Bees: In Quincy, a caller reported a large swarm of bees on Chandler Road and was concerned about the safety of children in the area. A deputy was advised. Sunday, May 13 Bear: In Quincy, a caller advised they are having prob- lems with a bear. The caller said it has been an ongoing problem. The caller was advised to call DFG. Monday, May 14 Bear: In Quincy, a caller reported she just hit a bear on Cemetery Hill. She said she didn't know if the bear was dead. The call was trans- ferred to the CHP. A deputy responded to assist. Wednesday, May 16 Bear: In Portola, a caller reported a large black bear was on Old Hospital Road heading toward the railroad yard. The information was transferred to DFG. A deputy was advised. Nest destroyed: In Graeagle, a caller reported the light post at the end of the driveway was fully engulfed in flames. The caller thought it might be an electrical fire. Graeagle fire was paged and responded. Upon arrival the fire department advised the fire was caused by a bird nest that was inside the light and ignited when the light was turned on. CHP REPORT Backing collision, May 11 At 2:45 p.m., Vickie Marie Smith, 50, of Quincy, was backing a 2000 Pontiac Sunfire northbound out of a parking stall within the Fuel Star gas station in Quincy, at a stated speed of approxi- mately 2 mph. Robert Mark Self, 56, of Quincy, was stopped in a 1984 GMC Jimmy pickup facing west waiting for his turn to pump gas. For an unknown HUO25HWT s339.95 00Husqvarna Products, Make it Easy! This trimmer is powered by a hearty Briggs and Stratton engine with a cutting width of 22". completing the large trim jobs in less time. An all around great performer, that provides a powerful punch to areas of the lawn too large for a hand-held trimmer and too tight for a mower. .... Rusty Warren's 283-2226 507 Bell Lane, Quincy: ........... Open Mon.-Sat. 9am - 6pm Paid Political Advertisement PETER M. 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According to the CHP report, Yuan steered back to the right toward the east- bound lane and onto the south dirt shoulder of the highway, losing control of the Kia. Yuan attempted to control the car and counter- steered to the left back toward the westbound lane and then corrected back to the right, causing the Kia to spin counterclockwise. As the Kia was traveling out of control, the Toyota was traveling westbound toward it. Ferrara applied the brakes and steered to the right in an attempt to avoid a collision. However, due to an ascend- ing rock embankment on the north side, Ferrara was unable to avoid striking the Kia. The left front of tile Toyota struck the left rear of the Kia, causing moderate damage to both vehicles. Due to the force of the impact, Yuan traveled south- east, spinning counterclock- wise and striking a guardrail south of the highway, caus- ing moderate damage to the rear of the Kia. After the collision, both vehicles parked on the south dirt shoulder. Both drivers and Ferrara's passenger were wearing seat belts. No injuries were reported. Flipped, May 14 Gloria Rackovsky, 28, of Reno, Nev., was driving a 2005 Nissan Sentra south= bound on Highway 49 approx- imately one-quarter mile south of Dotta Lane, entering a left curve at about 7:50 a.m. According to the CHP report, Rackovsky failed to negotiate the curve and allowed the vehicle to drift onto the gravel shoulder. As she re-entered the roadway, the vehicle started to skid counterclockwise as it slid southeast across the road- way. The vehicle rotated 180 degrees and slid backward into a large boulder. The Nissan then flipped end-over- end and came to rest on its roof. Rackovsky and her passen- ger, who were both wearing seat belts, were taken to Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno with injuries ranging from minor to major. Motorcycle off road, May 15 This collision occurred on Beckwourth Peak Road approximately 2.6 miles east of Portola-McClears Road (County Road A15) at 7:47 p.m. Steven J. Bonavita, 46, of Portola, was traveling west- bound on the dirt road on a Yamaha motorcycle at an unknown speed, climbing a positive grade to the west. According to the CHP report, Bonavita began to ne- gotiate a curve in the road and allowed the motorcycle to drive off. the north side of the road where it traveled through an open dirt area. The left side of the motor- cycle struck a pine tree and Bonavita was ejected from the bike. He used his cellular phone and dialed 911 to report the collision. Bonavita was not wearing a safety helmet at the time and received major head and chest trauma. He was taken to Renown Regional SUMMIT BUSINESS ADVISORS Was pleased to represent Larry Lee in his successful purchase of the Graeagle Frostee Congratulations, Larry!!! 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Passing motorists assisted by giving first aid to Stratton and noti- fying emergency personnel. CHP arrived on scene and is currently investigating the collision. Both drivers were wearing seat belts. Siqueido was unin- jured, and Stratton received a minor laceration to her left elbow. Backed into fence, May 17 At approximately 1:20 p.m., Anne M. Bradshaw, 53, of Taylorsville, backed a 2007 Toyota Tacoma east, collid- ing with a wooden fence belonging to her neighbor. The damage to the fence was moderate. According to the CHP re- port, Bradshaw then pulled forward and, as she attempted to leave her property, she struck her own fence, causing damage to it. She left the scene without reporting a collision to her neighbor or the CHP. Bradshaw drove to the Taylorsville store and an unknown person drove her back in her vehicle to her residence. Upon CHP's arrival, Brad- shaw refused to come out of her residence to speak to the officers. 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