An accident involving two cars and five injuries took place Saturday afternoon near White Cloud Campground in Nevada City.
At about 1:30 p.m. on Highway 20 east of White Cloud, Sarah Tarr, 28, from Salt Lake City allowed her Subaru Forester to cross over into the oncoming traffic lane and collide with a Toyota Corolla driven by Bruce Doughty, 81 from Roseville, said Folke Lilyquist, officer for the CHP’s Grass Valley division.
Doughty was flown by helicopter to Sutter Auburn Faith hospital, and his passengers, Bob Flammang, 68, and Lillian Flammang, 53, and Joan Doughty, 78, all from Roseville, were transported to Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital, Lilyquist said.
Two engines from Nevada County Consolidated Fire and one Battalion Chief from Grass Valley Fire responded to the reported accident and units arrived to find U.S. Forest Service crews from White Cloud Fire Station and two off-duty firefighters, according to a CHP press release.
An additional Nevada County Consolidated engine and two paramedic ambulances were requested due to extrication needs, and two patients were removed from vehicles.
Westbound Highway 20 was closed by the accident but has since reopened.
“The injuries were moderate to major,” Lilyquist said.
The area near White Cloud and Highway 20 has been a location for accidents in the past, which is not so much from the curvy road, Lilyquist said, but “because of bad driving behavior.”
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