Grass Valley car collision sends 2 to hospital |

Grass Valley car collision sends 2 to hospital

Two people were injured in an accident on Colfax Avenue in Grass Valley Wednesday afternoon. Grass Valley, Consolidated and Nevada City fire departments responded to the accident, along with Sierra Nevada Ambulance and the Grass Valley Police Department.
John Hart/ | The Union

A medical condition is suspected to be the cause of an accident Wednesday afternoon that sent two people to the hospital.

Janis Meals, 56, of Grass Valley, was driving a Ford Expedition eastbound on Colfax Avenue near Oak Street when she veered to the shoulder and hit two parked vehicles, said Grass Valley Police Sgt. Alex Gammelgard.

She then crossed over the double yellow line and hit a Toyota Land Cruiser being driven by Lawrence Morales, 47, of Grass Valley.

Meals reportedly continued driving for a short distance before stopping in the westbound lane, Gammelgard said.

Meals and a passenger in Morales’ vehicle were taken to Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital.

The accident is believed to have been due to a medical issue, Gammelgard said.

To contact Staff Writer Liz Kellar, email or call 530-477-4229.

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