Seven crashes in one day |

Seven crashes in one day

A splurge of crashes kept rescuers busy in western Nevada County Friday. All seven occurred in the afternoon, four in less than 20 minutes.

“It’s going to be a wild weekend if we keep going like this,” California Highway Patrol Officer George Kirbyson said.

Some crash victims got ambulance rides to Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital, but none of their injuries were called serious.

The accidents were reported at 1:20 p.m. at Mill Street and McCourtney Road in Grass Valley; 2:38 p.m. at Magnolia Road and Knolls Drive in the south county; 2:46 p.m. at North Bloomfield Road and Highway 49 in Nevada City; 2:49 p.m. at Pleasant Valley Road and Lake Wildwood Drive; 2:57 p.m. on Highway 20 and Vista Point east of Nevada City; 3:30 p.m. on Mill Street near Walsh Street in Grass Valley, where a woman reportedly fell out of a vehicle; and 4:04 p.m. on Allison Ranch Road near North Star Mine Road.

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