Highway 49 wreck causes serious injuries | TheUnion.com

Highway 49 wreck causes serious injuries

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A Nevada City driver accused of sending a woman to the hospital with compound leg fractures after a wreck is free on $75,000 in bond, authorities said.

Molly Jean Purvis, 33, faces a felony count of DUI/drugs causing bodily injury. Authorities booked her early Saturday into the Nevada County Jail after a wreck on Highway 49, north of Old Downieville Highway, said Officer Mike Steele, with the California Highway Patrol.

Authorities determined Purvis was responsible for the head-on collision that happened at 6:12 p.m. Friday, the officer said.

"Our primary collision factor is DUI," Steele said.

The victim was flown by CalStar to a Roseville hospital. Her condition is unknown, Steele said.

Both vehicles received major damage, he added.

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