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February 26, 2010
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Teen improving after bicycle vs. deer crash

A Penn Valley teen's condition has been upgraded from serious to good, three days after the boy, who was riding a bicycle, collided with a deer.

Jacob Lee, 14, was riding his bike on the golf cart path on Lake Forest Drive early Monday evening when he was hit by the deer, according to a California Highway Patrol report.

Lee was not wearing a helmet and injured his head when he fell, the report said.

A family member took him to Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital in Grass Valley for treatment, and he was transferred to UC Davis Medical Center by helicopter.

Lee originally was listed in serious condition, but a spokesman at the hospital confirmed his condition has improved.

Highway 20 wreck injures three

Two Grass Valley women remained in serious condition Thursday after being taken by air ambulance to Sutter Roseville Medical Center late Monday night.

Lance Kirk, 23, of Grass Valley, allegedly was driving a Honda Civic at an unsafe speed on Highway 20 when he lost control and spun out west of Washington Road, a CHP report said. The Honda overturned down a steep embankment, and passenger Amanda Neadeau, 25 - who allegedly was not wearing a seatbelt - was ejected.

Amber Raine, 26, another passenger, also was seriously injured.

The third passenger, David Roberts, 29, sustained minor injuries and was treated and released at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital. Kirk was not injured.

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