Breaking news: Traffic moving slowly after Highway 49 accident |

Breaking news: Traffic moving slowly after Highway 49 accident

The Union photo/John HartEmergency responders help remove the driver of a car that apparently collided with a semi on Highway 49 this afternoon, closing all lanes and backing up traffic for miles.
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Traffic is being allowed through Highway 49 south of Grass Valley now after being backed up for more than an hour because of an accident involving a semi and several vehicles.

A 3:45 p.m. series of crashes involving an empty logging truck and several passenger cars had shut down all lanes of Highway 49.

The semi rolled off the side of the road at Cornette Way, south of the Golden Chain Motel, and three other vehicles were involved in the crash.

The northbound logging truck apparently collided with a car headed in the opposite direction. That caused a chain reaction, with the first car being rear-ended, followed the second car being rear-ended.

The driver of the car that apparently collided with the truck was taken to a regional hospital by helicopter. The driver of the semi suffered some minor injuries but declined medical treatment.

For more on this accident, return to throughout the afternoon and see Saturday’s The Union.

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