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Several remain hospitalized after multi-vehicle wreck Saturday on Highway 49

Several of the eight people injured in a three-vehicle collision Saturday afternoon on Highway 49 remain hospitalized in fair to serious condition Monday.

The accident happened at about 2:40 p.m., north of Cameo Drive, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Joanna Hender, 75, of Grass Valley, was driving a Ford Expedition and Lindsay Fitzinger, 23, of Foresthill, was driving a Toyota Tacoma, both northbound in two lanes that were about to merge, according to the CHP report.



Both vehicles ended up in the same lane past the spot where it is prohibited to pass, the report said. The two vehicles collided and veered across the divider lane and into southbound traffic, striking a bus head-on.

Hender was taken to Sutter Roseville Medical Center, where she is listed in fair condition. A 14-year-old girl who was a passenger in her vehicle was taken to UC Davis Medical Center with major injuries, and was expected to survive. Further information was not available on her condition.




Fitzinger was transported to Roseville, reportedly with broken bones, and is listed in fair condition. Her passenger, Scott Tamietti, was transported to Mercy San Juan in Sacramento with minor injuries and reportedly has been discharged.

Anna Horton and Joel Ludford, who make up the band Handmade Moments, were two of the people in the bus involved in the collision, with Ludford listed as the driver. Horton reportedly was treated at Mercy San Juan and released. Ludford reportedly underwent hip surgery at the Roseville hospital and is listed in fair condition.

A GoFundMe account has been set up for their medical expenses at https://www.gofundme.com/25jdhfg.

The other passengers on the bus were Timothy Vergauwen, who was taken to Mercy San Juan with minor injuries, and Hanna Mosby, was reportedly sustained a broken arm and leg and is at Roseville in serious condition.

To contact City Editor Liz Kellar, email lkellar@theunion.com or call 530-477-4229.


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