Accidents leave five hospitalized; one is critical
Five people remained hospitalized Monday, one in critical condition, after a trio of western Nevada County crashes Saturday.
According to the California Highway Patrol:
— Robert Mabe, 20, of Grass Valley was in critical condition, and Nick Koron, 20, of Colfax was stable at Sutter Roseville Medical Center after their 2:45 a.m. crash on Magnolia Road, east of Retherford Road.
Both suffered head injuries, and Koron was arrested on suspicion of felony drunken driving and released to medical staff, the CHP reported.
Koron’s vehicle went off the right side of the road, rolled, struck a concrete culvert and hit a utility pole, Officer C.W. Garrison said.
Mabe was airlifted to Sutter Roseville, while Koron went by ambulance to Auburn Faith Hospital before transferring to Sutter Roseville.
— A 15-year-old San Juan Ridge boy was in serious condition at Sutter Roseville, and his mother, 51-year-old Simone Sasano, was in fair condition at Mercy San Juan Medical Center in Carmichael after their 7 p.m. crash on Tyler-Foote Crossing Road, east of Sages Road.
CHP Officer Rod Akin said Sasano lost control of a Ford pickup on an icy stretch of road. She over-corrected her steering after drifting onto the right shoulder, causing the vehicle to flip and the boy to be ejected, according to Akin.
The boy was transported by helicopter, while Sasano went by ambulance to Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital before transferring to Mercy San Juan.
About 45 minutes elapsed before a passerby spotted them, Akin said. The officer said the boy suffered two broken ribs and a collapsed lung, and North San Juan Fire Chief Boyd Johnson said Sasano suffered a fractured skull.
— A 17-year-old Auburn boy was in stable condition at the University of California at Davis Medical Center in Sacramento after his crash at 11:50 p.m. on You Bet Road.
Garrison said the boy was arrested on suspicion of DUI and released to medical staff after crashing a Pontiac Firebird into a utility pole near Capitol Road. The boy was slipping in and out of consciousness when he was airlifted to the medical center, Garrison said.
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