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Weekend crashes result in major injuries

A late Saturday afternoon motorcycle accident resulted in the rider sustaining major injuries and being airlifted to a hospital, according to Nevada County Consolidated Fire Department.

According to California Highway Patrol Officer Folke Lilyquist, motorcyclist Gary Hanshaw, 59, from Penn Valley, was riding a 2003 Harley Davidson and rear-ended William Kruljac, 37, from Petaluma, who was driving a Ford F-150 on the Golden Center Freeway near the Dorsey Drive overpass. According to a Consolidated Fire report made 4:32 p.m. Saturday, Hanshaw had sustained major injuries and was lying in the roadway, when emergency personnel arrived. He was transported by air ambulance to Sutter Roseville Trauma Center, according to a report.

Lilyquist said Kruljac is still being treated for major injuries as of 6 p.m. Sunday.

The cause of the accident is under investigation by the California Highway Patrol.

At 4:50 p.m. Saturday, emergency personnel responded to a single vehicle accident near Highway 20 and Omega Road, where a vehicle had reportedly crashed into a tree.

United States Forest Service personnel were the first to arrive at the scene and began to provide immediate medical attention to a female driver, who was the only occupant in the vehicle, the report stated.

The driver sustained major injuries and was transported by air ambulance to Sutter Roseville Trauma Center.

On Friday, just after 9 p.m., units responded to a reported motor vehicle accident in the area of State Highway 20 and Conservation Camp Road. Beverly Sample, 52 from Grass Valley, who was driving a Chrysler 300, collided with a Toyota Highlander driven by Michele Clegg, 29, from Rapid City, Utah. One vehicle overturned, and the other was partially in the roadway. It was unclear from the report whose vehicle was overturned. The vehicles sustained major damage, but all occupants were out of their vehicles, the report stated.

Three people were treated for moderate injuries. One patient was transported to Sutter Roseville Trauma Center by air ambulance and the remaining two to Sierra Nevada Hospital by ground ambulance.


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