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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter weclnesclay, JUly 23, 2Ulq :)~ AW (l, ORDER CHP REPORT 7'he following in ciden ts are submitted by Quincy CHP as a tenta tive summary pending the conclusion of the fit vestiga tion( s). Plumas Pines Golf Resort, July 10 On July 10, between 9:05 a.m. and 2 p.m an unknown driver driving an unknown vehicle, ~as backing out of a parking space at the Plumas Pines Golf Resort in Blairsden. As the driver backed the vehicle it struck a 2002 green Subaru Outback that was unoccupied and legally parked, belonging to Terry Bergstrand ol Blairsden. After the' collision, the driver fled the scene without notifying the owner of the vehicle or the California Highway Patrol. As a result of the collision, tile Subaru sustained damage to the right rear of the vehicle, including dents and scratches in the bumper and rear door. White paint and black scuff marks were also left on the rear of the Subaru, transferred h om the offending vehicle. This collision is still under investigation by the Quincy area California Highway Patrol. Anyone with information regarding this collision should please contact Officer Wilmer at the Quincy area CHP office, 530-283-1100. Highway 70, July 11 At approximately 10 p.m Carmela Cervenka, 29, of Reno, Nevada, was driving a 2014 Chevrolet Tahoe eastbound on Highway 70, at a stated speed of 60 mph. As Cervenka approached Dotta Guidici Road, a group of deer bounded northbound across Highway 70 directly into the path of travel of the Chevrolet. Cervenka attempted to avoid the group of deer and applied the brakes of the Chevrolet. Cervenka was unable to stop the vehicle before the left front corner of it impacted with the last deer in the group. Cervenka drove the vehicle to the south shoulder of the highway and called for assistance. As she called for assistance, a CHP officer happened upon the collision and gave assistance. As a result of the collision, the Chevrolet sustained minor damage to the left front corner, including a broken headlight assembly and cracked plastic bumper. Cervenka had not been using her cell phone and was not under the influence prior to, or during collision. Cervenka had been wearing her safety belt at the time of the collision and was not injured. Bucks Lake Road, July 12 Larry Levesque, 52, of Olivehurst and his wife Shannon were riding their 2013 Harley Davidson Softail motorcycle westbound on Bucks Lake Road approaching Bucks Summit. Jarrett Hughes, 18, of Quincy, was driving Louis Gutierrez' 2002 Ford F-350 pickup eastbound on Bucks Lake Road east of the summit. As Hughes was descending the grade, he allowed his vehicle to travel left of the double yellow lines on one of the sharp curves in the roadway. Levesque happened to come around this curve as this was happening and noticed that the Ford was partially in their lane. Based on the physical evidence at the scene, according to the CHP report, it appears that Hughes turned his vehicle to the right to try and avoid a collision. The left footrest of the motorcycle struck the left rear tire of the Ford. The impact with the tire caused the tire to deflate and forced the left side handlebars to impact the left side of the pickup. Levesque was able to keep his motorcycle upright and came to a stop just west of the collision scene. Hughes continued east and came to a stop just east of the collision scene. Hughes was uninjured and both the Levesques received complaint of pain injuries. Highway 70, July 12 At approximately 6:50 p.m Keith Lindsey, 63, of Quincy, was driving his 1998 white Chevrolet Blazer west on Highway 70, just west of Fairgrounds road. He was in the No. 1 lane and traveling approximately 50 mph when he saw a deer run out into the road to his right. The deer struck the right side mirror, right rear door and right rear quarter panei of the vehicle. Unfortunately, the deer damaged the Blazer, causing the passenger mirror to fall off and dents along the right rear door and right rear quarter panel. According to the report, the goodnews is that the deer was able to run off and continue frolicking in the woods. Dirt road, July 13 At approximately 4:30 p.m Anton Pizzola, 56, of Reno, Nevada, was riding his 2006 Honda ATV northbound on an unknown dirt road approximately 6 miles north of Silver Lake. After stopping at an unknown trail on the east side of the road, Pizzola initiated a U-turn by turning the ATV to the left and accelerating. The ATV subsequently overturned and came to rest on top of Pizzola. Pizzola suffered major injuries and was transported by private party to Plumas District Hospital to seek medical treatment, Highways 70 and 89, July 14 At approximately 1:42 p.m Joyce Coker, 59, of South Lake Tahoe, was driving her Nissan Pathfinder northbound on Highway 89 approaching the intersection with Highway 70 in Blairsden. Patricia Carter, 62, of Quincy, was driving her Buick eastbound on Highway 70 approaching the intersection with Highway 89. This intersection is controlled by a stop sign for northbound Highway 89 traffic only; there are no controls for traffic on Highway 70. According to the CHP . report, for unknown reasons, Coker did not stop at the stop sign and yield the right-of-way to.traffic on Highway 70. Coker started to make a left turn directly into the path of Carter's Buick. The front of the Buick collided with the left front corrmr of the Pathfinder. The Pathf'mder came to rest on its left side, facing in a westerly direction, within the intersection. The Buick came to rest on its wheels facing in a northeasterly direction, northeast of the intersection. Carter and her passenger were transported to Eastern Plumas Hospital by Eastern Plumas Ambulance. Coker denied medical treatment at the scene. BLOTTER. f,om page 3B itospital. PDH and Quincy fire were paged. Motorcycle vs. car: At Bucks Lake, a caller reported an accident between a motorcycle and a car. The accident happened before the caller requested an ambulance for his grandmother who was unconscious but breathing. The call was transferred to EPHC. EPHC was paged and responded. Fall: Near Pulga, a caller reported that a woman had fallen off a rope swing at Sandy Beach near the Cresta heat stroke. The call was transferred to EPHC. Sierra Valley fire was paged. Monday, July 14 Unknown malady: In Portola, a caller requested to speak with the hospital. The call was transferred to EPHC. The female caller said she would be transporting herseff to the summit near Tollgate. It was Powerhouse. The caller said hospital. , unknown if there were injuries. The call was transferred to the CHP. PDH, Bucks Lake ffwe and Meadow Valley fire were paged. Airway: In Belden, a caller reported his mother was having a bad asthma attack. The call was transferred to PDH. PDH was paged. The the woman, who was in her 30s, could not move and had blue lips. The caller said medics would need to walk about 500 feet, including a steep incline, to reach the victim. The call was transferred to PDH. PDH and Search and Rescue were paged. The caller called back and said Cal Fire out of Butte Vehicle accident: Near Blairsden, a caller reported that a car was over the side of the road near the intersection of Highways 70 and 89. Multiple callers reported the accident as a two-vehicle crash with unknown injuries. The call was transferred to the was paged. The information was provided to the USFS. General illness: In Chester, a caller requested medical aid for herself because she said she was very ill. The call was transferred to SIFC. Headache: In Portola, a caller reported that he was suffering from a migraine. The call was transferred to EPHC. Portola fire was paged. Fall: In Greenville, a caller reported that a toddler had fallen down the stairs and hit the back of his head. The call was transferred to SLEMS. Indian Valley/Crescent Mills fire was paged. NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing on the following matter on Tuesday, August 5, 2014, in the Board of Supervisors Room, Courthouse, Quincy, California. 11:30 a.m. Amendment of Plumas County's Master Fee Schedule The Solid Waste Division of the Public Works Department is proPosing that the Board of Supervisors adopt a resolution to amend the Plumas County Master Fee Schedule in order to add a green waste collection fee associated with the green waste collection and disposal program in American Valley. Supporting information will be available to the public in the office of the Board of mXormation was provided toCounty had units on the~ CHP. The information was Supervisors, Room 309, Courthouse, Quincy. the~USFS. The~patient was scene, provided to EPHC. tranSported to PDH. 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