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UPDATE: Highway 49 wreck, south of McKnight Way, slows traffic

UPDATE at 5:26 p.m. Wednesday:

A Wednesday two-vehicle collision on Highway 49, near Wellswood Way, caused traffic to slow to a crawl, authorities said.

According to California Highway Patrol Officer Jason Bice, the 2:53 p.m. collision occurred as a result of a driver in a small sedan pulling out of a cross-street to turn left onto the highway, intending to go north. While doing so, the driver struck a vehicle which was traveling south, and “overturned a number of times.”



Bice confirmed both vehicles sustained major damage, causing a traffic hazard in the roadway that initially affected both lanes.

He said the two-lane roadway was partially closed off for one-way traffic, allowing vehicles to pass in the open lane in one direction at a time, for around 45 minutes beginning at 3 p.m.



According to Bice, both drivers received medical transport, although he described their injuries from the collision as minor.

Initially posted:

A Wednesday two-vehicle collision on Highway 49, near Wellswood Way, caused traffic to slow to a crawl, according to California Highway Patrol logs.

The collision, between a white pickup truck and silver Jeep, was reported at 2:53 p.m.

According to the logs, both vehicles sustained major damage, causing a traffic hazard in the roadway.

Traffic was moving in both directions around 4 p.m., though it was slow.


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