Highway 49 crash hurts two | TheUnion.com

Highway 49 crash hurts two

John HartFirefighters work to remove Ed Angell from his Chevrolet Blazer Wednesday morning after a collision on Highway 49 near Pekolee Drive. Fire personnel use the Jaws of Life to cut the driver's side door off.
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Edmonds Angell, 84, of Alta Sierra remains in fair condition at Sutter Roseville Medical Center after suffering multiple injuries in a crash early Wednesday morning near Highway 49 and Alta Sierra Drive, the California Highway Patrol reported.

As Angell drove onto Highway 49 from Traventine Court, his 1996 Chevrolet Blazer was hit broadside by a 1993 Dodge pickup driven by Bonnie Fenton, 51, of Grass Valley, who was traveling southbound on Highway 49 and was unable to avoid hitting Angell’s vehicle, Officer Troy Marks said.

Both vehicles came to rest at the southeast corner of Perkolee Drive and Highway 49, he added.

Angell and Fenton were transported by helicopter to Sutter Roseville. Fenton was treated and released.

Angell, who works at The Union as a part-time customer service assistant, was delivering newspapers at the time of the accident.

Reported at 6:55 a.m., the accident occurred as the southbound commute began to build up, intermittently delaying traffic in both directions for an hour. Highway 49 is a major commuter route between Grass Valley and Auburn.

Just north of the scene of the accident, is a relatively new traffic signal at Lime Kiln Road and Highway 49, which was installed to increase safety along the route.

Marks said both drivers were wearing seat belts at the time of the crash, and there appears to have been no drugs or alcohol involved. The CHP’s investigation is continuing.

Crews from the Nevada County Consolidated Fire District and Grass Valley Fire Department responded to the accident.

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