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2.A Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015 Feather River Bulletin 7 if( ?i Officials gather information about an accident at the corner of Cloman Avenue and West Main Emergency responders assist wheelchair-bound Kenneth A. Thomas into an ambulance before Street that sent wheelchair-bound Kenneth A. Thomas, 89, to PDH with a swollen right foot and transporting him to PDH with moderate injuries following an accident with a Forest Service abrasions to his right ankle and knee. The Iongtime Quihcy resident was on his way to the vehicle at the corner of Cloman Avenue and West Main street in Quincy, Aug. 5. Plumas Club when the Forest Servicevehicle hit him. Photos by Ann Powers 0 Ann Powers Staff Writer apowers@plumasnews.com Longtime Quincy resident Kenneth A. Thomas was motoring his wheelchair toward the Plumas Club for a beer, but ended up at Plumas District Hospital instead when struck by a Forest Service vehicle at the corner of Cloman Avenue and West Main Street, Aug. 5, The vehicle was traveling south on Cloman toward West Main when the driver, Joshua E. Schake, stopped to check for traffic before turning onto the one-way street around 10:30 a.m., according to California Highway Patrol Officer Eric Logan. Officials said Schake didn't see the 89-year-old heading west on West Main when the Forest Service's 2007 Ford Expedition collided with his wheelchair. An ambulance crew transported Thomas to PDH with moderate injures. Witnesses said that particular Corner can be dangerous for non-vehicular ? Suncta , August l&h -:i,d II h lh Mea owVa 5c oo ou: \ rvlce ic Witnesses tell officers how a Forest Service vehicle clipped Quincy resident Kenneth A. Thomas when the 89-year-old was headed to the Plumas Club for a beer. traffic -- on foot or otherwise. "That's the trouble with these one-way streets," explained Susie Bennett, of Quincy, who saw Thomas passing by shortly before the accident occurred. "A lot of people don't see if a pedestrian is coming. They just check for the traffic." Bennett went over to the scene to check on Thomas after noticing the flashing lights and commotion. She "That's the trouble with these one-way streets. A lot of people don't see if a pedestrian is coming. They just check for the traffic." Susie Bennett Witness Quincy said his foot was noticeably he's okay. I knew it was swollen. Kenny because he goes by "He's alone," she noted, every day for a beer at "So, I wanted to make sure Plumies." Thanks to all of the generous supporters of KQNY, the Sound of the Lost Sierra. Without your support, programs on KQNY would not be possible. Please consider becoming a regular donor to support KQNY. Please visit the web (www.kqny919.org) for more infoi'mation, or mail your checks to PO Box 350, Quincy, CA 95971. BASED ON "ANNA AND THE KING & S OF SIAM" BY MARGARET LANDON ORIGINAL CHOREOGRAPHY BY , ,~4~'~I1~ 4zE d ~{'4;4'P,l,qii#ltlll~lll. :, ~'1111111ti~11111iilI;;2~ I~lzu,,,,...,,,.~',,.,~, ..........