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46 Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014 Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter LAW and, ORDER CHP REPORT The following inciden ts are subm_itted by Quincy CHP as a tenta tire summary pending the conclusion of the investigation(s). Bucks Lake Road, Meadow Valley, Sept. 19 Nedurumalli Kumar, 48, of Los Angeles, was riding a rented 2009 white Ducati 969 motorcycle westbound on Bucks Lake Road, west of Pineleaf Drive, at a stated speed of 40 mph. The driver was part of a multiday tour group with five other tourists, who were also riding motorcycles, and two tour guides on motorcycles (one in front of the group and one in the back). They were followed by a support van. The tour started in San Francisco and rode to Yosemite, then to South Lake Tahoe. On this day the group was riding to Chico via Quincy on the Oro-Quincy Highway through Meadow Valley. At about 3:36 p.m., as Kumar rounded a curve and entered a straight stretch of roadway, he saw a deer standing on the north shoulder of Bucks Lake Road. The deer started to walk across the road, entering the westbound lane. Kumar steered the Ducati to the left in an attempt to avoid the deer. The deer continued walking across the roadway into the Ducati's path, Near the center line of the road the front of the~Ducati hit the deer. At that point the driver lost control of the motorcycle, which had begun swerving to the right and left. The driver was ejected from the vehicle and came to rest near the south shoulder of Bucks Lake Road. The Ducati and the deer both came to rest on the south shoulder of Bucks Lake Road, farther west of Kumar. The deer quickly succumbed to its injuries. After about 20 minutes, the tour group decided to have a support staffer ride the Ducati back in Quincy and leave it with Sierra Cycle. Kumar was transported to Plumas District Hospital, also in Quincy, for treatment of his injuries. The group collected all of the vehicle debris and kept it at a nearby resident's house (with the resident's permission). A passerby stopped and collected the dead deer. The hospital notified California HighwaY Patrol of the collision when Kumar arrived. Safeway parking lot, Quincy, Sept. 19 At approximately 7:50 p.m., Jillyan Swasey, 18, of Woodland, was parked in a parking stall in the parking lot of Safeway, 20 E. Main St. in Quincy. Intending to back out of the stall, she failed to observe a parked 1999 red Honda Civic directly to the right of her vehicle facing west. As a result, when the driver began backing southwest out of the stall, the right rear quarter panel of her vehicle sideswiped the right front quarter panel of the Honda Civic. No one was injured. Highway 70, Rock Creek Bridge, Sept. 20 Shortly after midnight, at 12:40 a.m., Kenneth Bell, 55, of Quincy, was driving his 2005 Dodge Caravan at an unknown rate of speed. Due to his alleged level of intoxication, Bell allowed his vehicle to drift off of the north edge of the road. When the right front and right rear tires traveled onto a dirt turnout, the driver realized his error and compensated by turning back to the left. In doing so he lost control of the van, which traveled across the westbound and eastbound lanes of the highway, xyhere the left front of the vehicle struck a steel guardrail. Upon striking the railing the van once again traveled diagonally across the westbound lane and into the eastbound lane where ~he left side of the car struck another steel guardrail. At that point the van traveled diagonally across the eastbound lane and came to rest in the westbound lane of the highway, on its wheels and facing west. Due to major injuries, Bell was airlifted to Enloe Medical Center in Chico for treatment. Shortly after his arrival at the hospital he was contacted by CHP personnel from the Chico area. Upon further investigation he was arrested for driving under the influence. Bucks Lake Road, east of Bucks Summit, Sept. 20 The driver of a 1997 black Harley Davidson Ultra Classic, Craig Lawter, 69, of Paradise, was traveling eastbound at a stated speed of 15 mph. At approximately 10:46 a.m., the driver entered an extremely sharp right-hand curve. His motorcycle went down onto its right side, partially ejecting Lawler. The driver and vehicle slid along the eastbound lane and stopped partially in the westbound lane in the middle of the curve. A motorcyclist approaching from the opposite direction came upon the incident just after Lawler and his motorcycle came to rest. The other driver stopped and helped Lawler get his motorcycle righted and pushed off of the roadway and into a wide turnout on the north shoulder of the road. The other motorcyclist then called 911 to report the accident. Lawler, wearing a T-shirt and blue jeans, suffered moderate injuries. He was wearing a helmet and sustained no injuries to his head. The injured man was treated at Plumas District Hospital in Quincy. Subway parkitag lot, Quincy, Sept. 20 At approximately 12:25 p.m., Hayley C. Henson, 18, of Menffee, was driving her 2002 white Dodge 1500 pickup into the parking lot of the Subway restaurant on Crescent Feather Publishing has an immediate opening for a full-time sports editor. Qualified applicants should have strong writing and photography skills and be available to work nights and weekends. The sports editor is based in the Quincy office, but frequently travels to Chester, Indian Valley and Portola to cover events. The sports editor is in charge of designing the Sports and Recreation section. and for send a writing the position, resume samples to: Managing Editor Dan McDonald at Street, at a very low speed 18, of Quincy, was driving westbound and eastbound (stated at less than 5 mph). her Volkswagen Jetta west lanes before leaving the Henson was attempting to on Lee Road, traveling at a south roadway. The front of park in the last parking stallstated speed of 50 mph the Impala struck a rock in the southwest corner of approaching the intersectionwall. The collision with the the parking lot when she of Quincy Junction Road. wall caused the Impala to misjudged the maneuvering Nickell related she slowed overturn. The Impala rolled characteristics of her pickup,her vehicle to 40 mph as sheonto its roof and came to rest Henson allowed the right traveled through the facing east, partially blocking front corner of her truck to intersection without stopping the eastbound lane. strike part of the Subway at the posted stop sign. At the time of the collision building (actually an Nickell attempted to turn there was a passenger in the attached garage), putting a her vehicle to the left ontovehicle but Said would not rather large hole Quincy Junction Road, but give any information as to (approximately 4 feet, 5 due to the unsafe speed at the passenger's identity. inches by 2 feet, 6 inches) inwhich she was traveling, sheQuincy CHP requests that the stucco siding of the was unsuccessful, anyone with information building. Nickell's vehicle continued about this crash or who saw Henson's passenger got out in a straight path and Said with anyone that of the truck and went into thetraveled down a dirt evening contact the office at Subway restaurant to inform embankment where the front 283-1100. the people working there of of the Volkswagen collided the collision and damage to with metal fence posts and Quincy High School, the building, fencing, knocking them Sept. 23 The manager of Subway, down. At approximately 7:45 a.m., Ms. Mohawk, advised the Nickell related she was Mimi Hall, 47, of Quincy, was passenger that the building wearing her safety belt and driving her white 2008 Ford was actually owned by the as a result was not injured in Hummer H3 eastbound in the owner of DuPont Power Tools the collision, upper Quincy High School next door. parking lot at approximately Henson and Mohawk then Highway 70, Sept. 21 1 - 2 mph. went next door and informed At approximately 12:34 Hall was in the process of the worker at DuPont Power p.m., Taylor Creeks, 19, of dropping her 12-year-old Tools (Mr. Hogg) of the Georgetown, was driving a daughter off at school. Hall damage to the building. Hogg 2004 Dodge Ram westbound came to a complete stop took down Henson's on Highway 70 just east of the waiting for a vehicle in front information and notified the Spanish Creek Bridge at of her to move forward. The owner of the collision and theapproximately 45 mph. girl was seated in the right damage to the building. For unknown reasons, rear of the Hummer. Henson and her passenger Creeks drove the Dodge When the Hummer were both wearing their across the eastbound lane stopped, the daughter seatbelts. Henson reportedly onto the south shoulder, andstepped out of the vehicle. suffered minor injures in the the Dodge subsequently Hall did not realize her collision, struck a tree. daughter was stepping out, Creeks was wearing her and pulled forward in the Highway 49, Sept. 20 seatbelt at the time of the parking lot. This caused the At approximately 1:40 p.m., collision and suffered minorgirl's right foot and ankle to Trent Smith, 25, of Citrus injuries. The collision get pinned under the right Heights, was riding a 2011 remains under investigation,rear tire of the Hummer. The Suzuki GSXR 1000 right rear tire of the Hummer motorcycle northbound on Bucks Lake Road, Sept. 23 continued over her foot and Highway 49 south of Kenneth Said, 20, of ankle. Mountain Quail Road at a Quincy, was driving a 2002 Hall realized what was speed of 50 mph while in a Chevy Impala westbound on happening and came to a stop sharp right-hand curve. Bucks Lake Road just east ofto check on her daughter, and Due to his speed, Smith Snake Lake Road, at an then transported her to was unable to negotiate the unknown speed, at Plumas District Hospital. curve safely and traveled approximately 12:45 a.m. straight through it and off of According to the CHP the west shoulder. After report, Said had allegedly entering the dirt shoulder, been drinking and as a result the motorcycle continued of his impairment was before overturning and unable to negotiate the ejectingSmith, who Impala around a left turn in sustained major injuries as a the roadway. result of the collision. He was He allowed the Impala to transported to Tahoe Forest leave the north roadway edge Hospital. where it struck a guardrail. The Impala drove along the Quincy Junction Road, guardrail for approximately Sept. 21 75 feet before he turned it At approximately 12:40 back onto the roadway. a.m., Kaitlyn June Nickell, The Impala crossed the J ....... '~ ~.~ f~ Two Local Technicians !i i;-.-~-~--,:= I ~ "Copiers & Fax Machines SHARR ~i ~--~,:~ i Laser Printers FROM SHARP MINDS COME SHARP PRODUCTSTM ~~ New or Refurbished (888) 447.2679 (530) 284-1112 Fax: (530) 284-1102 101 Pine St., Greenville Serving Plumas, Lassen, Sierra & Modoc Counties Bell Lane, Quincy, Sept. 24 At approximately 2:50 p.m., Aleda M. White, 41, of Quincy, was driving her 2007 green Honda Pilot southbound on Bell Lane, south of Carol Lane West, approaching Mill Creek at a stated 25 - 30 mph. 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