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A woman struck by a vehicle Thursday in the town of Washington was sent to Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital in Grass Valley, but was treated and released the same day.

According to the California Highway Patrol, Dawn McCamish, 38, of Washington, was walking northbound on Washington Road just south of Diane Lane when she was struck from behind. McCamish was thrown up on the hood and windshield of a vehicle being driven by Patrick Schwartz, 25, of Washington, about 12:45 p.m.

The CHP said McCamish rolled off the vehicle and was transported to the hospital after complaining of pain to the head, neck, back, legs and arms.

Democrats to hold luncheon

The Democrats Club of Nevada County will host a Candidates’ Forum Luncheon at noon May 7 at The Ridge Country Club, 2020 Golf Course Road in Auburn.

Featured speakers include: Charlie Brown, candidate for 4th congressional district; Paul Singh, candidate for state senate, district 4; Tom Anderson, candidate for Nevada County Superior Court Judge; Michael Colantuono, candidate for Nevada County Superior Court Judge and Cliff Newell, candidate for Nevada County District Attorney.

Tickets are $27 – must be ordered in advance – and include a buffet sandwich and salad lunch, nonalcoholic beverages, and dessert.

This is an opportunity for people to find out more about several of the candidates they will encounter on the June 6 primary election ballot. Candidates will speak briefly, and then answer questions

For more information visit the Web site ( or phone president Debbie Russell at 477-8847.

– The Union staff

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