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December 14, 2012
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Nevada City woman pinned under vehicle survives rollover

A 23-year-old Nevada County woman was pulled from beneath her vehicle early Thursday morning, transported to a Grass Valley Hospital, released and cited for intoxicated driving, according to public safety and hospital officials.

Kelly Bynes was reportedly driving one mile east of Nevada City around 1 a.m. when her vehicle toppled. According to the woman’s mother, the Mercury Mountaineer came to rest on its side, where Nevada County Consolidated Fire personnel said it trapped the driver under it.

Fire crews stabilized the vehicle and removed Bynes, who was in good enough condition to give a statement responding California Highway Patrol officers, said spokesman Marc Morrison.

Bynes complained of arm pain, Morrison said, and was transported by an ambulance to Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital in Grass Valley, according to a consolidated report on the incident.

There, she was treated for her injuries and was released, said hospital spokeswoman Shelly Drievold.

Bynes was cited for driving under the influence by CHP, Morrison said. Her mother, Nancy Bynes, said her Blood Alcohol Content was barely at the legal limit of 0.08 percent.

During the public safety officials’ response, eastbound Highway 20 was closed due to the accident. Caltrans reopened the highway after removal of vehicle and cleared the area around 1:45 a.m., according to consolidated fire’s report.

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