Motorcyclist in fair condition after crash
There were a number of motorcycle accidents in the area over the weekend, said California Highway Patrol spokesman Greg Tassone.
A 20-year-old man was in fair condition after what Tassone termed a “very serious” accident Sunday afternoon.
Jeremy Boal, of Sacramento, was driving his motorcycle westbound on Lime Kiln Road near Duggans Road along a series of sharp curves at about 2:30 p.m., Tassone said.
Boal was trying to pass vehicles at a very high rate of speed and going into the eastbound lane to do so, according to witnesses, Tassone said. He was forced back into the westbound lane by oncoming vehicles, and hit the rear of an SUV that was stopped to make a left-hand turn, Tassone said.
Boal reportedly was ejected from his motorcycle and into the rear window of the SUV, sustaining “significant” head injuries and fractures. He was flown by helicopter to Sutter Roseville Medical Center in very serious condition, but had been upgraded to fair condition as of Monday afternoon.
A 14-year-old female passenger in the SUV sustained minor injuries; she was not transported, however.
A 56-year-old woman driving a motorcycle Friday afternoon crashed head-on into a Toyota Prius, sustaining minor to moderate injuries.
“She was very fortunate,” said Tassone.
The woman, who refused medical attention, was driving on Wheeler Cross Road and turning onto Dog Bar Road at about 3:30 p.m., when she over-corrected, crossing the lane and striking the vehicle, Tassone said.
“She was ejected, but out of the path of the vehicle,” he said.
CHP officers are still investigating who was at fault in a Saturday collision involving a motorcycle and a Chevrolet pickup. The accident occurred on Penn Valley Drive near the Park and Ride at about 2 p.m., Tassone said. The motorcyclist, a 55-year-old Grass Valley man, was ejected. He sustained a possible fracture and was taken to Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital.
Double DUI crash ends in two arrests
Two young women who were “substantially” under the influence went to jail after crashing their two separate vehicles Sunday morning, Tassone said.
“No good decisions were made,” he said.
The two women, aged 20 and 21, reportedly had been together and were following each other, trying to get to a residence south of Grass Valley at about 8 a.m.
A CHP officer responded to a report of a Pontiac Grand Am going off Highway 49 near Crestview Drive that had struck a cluster of mailboxes. The officer did not find the Grand Am, but did find a Jeep Cherokee that appeared to have crashed in the same location, Tassone said.
The officer investigated, finding the Pontiac and the driver of the Jeep and piecing the story together, Tassone said. The driver of the Grand Am reportedly went off the road, and the driver of the Jeep followed, hitting the Pontiac.
Both drivers were reportedly found to be “substantially impaired,” but neither was injured.
Kylie Jean Lane, 20, and Tanielle Anne Vintere, 21, both were arrested and booked on suspicion of driving under the influence, and released on $1,948 bail.
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