North San Juan man injured in solo crash
June 17, 2014
A North San Juan man reportedly sustained multiple fractures in a solo-vehicle accident Saturday.
Gregory Williams, 36, was driving a Nissan Altima south on Highway 49, south of Marysville Road, at about 10:10 p.m., said California Highway Patrol spokesman Greg Tassone.
Williams said he fell asleep at the wheel while driving from Dobbins to North San Juan, and failed to follow a sweeping left curve in the roadway, leaving the road and hitting a large pine tree.
Williams' vehicle then spun down a hillside, and was not visible from the road, Tassone said.
A passing motorist head Williams' calls for help, located him and notified emergency responders, with the help of other passing motorists.
Williams reportedly sustained a compound fracture to the left leg, a fracture to the right wrist and a number of lacerations and abrasions. He was flown to Enloe Medical Center in Chico.
The CHP is investigating, and said drug and alcohol were not factors in the accident.